There is an ongoing discussion about this topic in General: http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1548532
I thought this might be a more appropriate channel for discussing it. Does anyone have a good idea/explanation to suggest to CCP, for explaining the place of NEX vanity items in the game's fiction? Especially, how they survive podding? Why do they cost more than a battleship?
I'm not looking for snark and trolling like "it's just a game, deal with it" - this is an RPG, and community driven, and I think any immersion-impacting issue can be food for the imagination.
I don't know if CCP would consider the topic important enough to merit a Chronicle, but I'm hoping.