We're shooting pixels at pixels.
At face value this is an activity devoid of both purpose and meaning.
The one reason it matters to us is because we agree to believe others care for the same thing(s) we do.
In that sense we're sharing some essential values, and thusly create worth out of nothing.
The divorce between CCP and its players is the consequence of the company making painfully clear they don't share any values but $$ with their make-believe world's denizens.
This makes us feel silly, and therefore upset for being made fools of.
In EVE parlance, it's a fair scam, and we're the suckers for falling for it.
At the end of the day, CCP, I'm afraid we can't have each other's stuff anymore.
Good luck with your future endeavours.
Oh, and this.