Jeez. People. It is just a game, and so what if someone else is just smart enough to take it to another level to keep the game itself going. As if people really believe this game would stand on its own feet by its own right. My dad is right. It would have died out a long time ago without people like her and Bob, thus killing my sister's and my own fun.
It is against the rules to buy and sell virtual goods for real money in WoW, which just so happens to be the biggest game of them all, and UO is nowhere near as time-consuming. No game's survival is based on industrious players making an out of game business of it. Period. Lastly, if your "fun" is based on taking in-game shortcuts via out-of-game methods (i.e. buying stuff), I am very sorry for you. This is not an issue that I am very passionate about; I just wanted to point out that you, and your dad, are dead wrong.