While I can't communicate with all the nationalities on wapac the overwhelming response is anti-p2w. Even if the statement is true and a whole bunch of asians love the p2w market, theres plenty of other demographics who help fill the server.
Im in the process of filling a survey on the players views to the current shop already with a few dozen responses. It was posted here, but hidden... If you want to take part you can find it on the wapac general discussion forum.