May 16th 2007 1:00PM The problem is not we are annoyed or not by the spam. Usually I don't really care much. I think the real problem here is the gaming experience.
I don't want to be in a group, guild, server, or even game with a gold buyer.
I can't raid because I can't spend much time in WoW, but I haven't thought a minute about buying gold. I appreciate the effort I'm making and maybe someday I'll raid with my guild mates.
I know some people who have bought gold and even chars in the past; maybe they're still doing it. I just don't mess with them. I also don't report them: I don't want to be banned, I've spent too much time (and love) in my char to take the risk.
I've seen (as you have) many farmers, bots, stupid auctions at 999g for stuff that should be sold at 10s that suddenly disappear from AH...
Blizzard knows all this is happening.
IMHO all we can do is ignore this people. They're not always hard to find. Even in official forums you can see level 70 people asking for the best build! We've got a couple of applies to enter the guild that mentioned buying gold... WTF! I can't ignore spammers as my ignore list is full of them!
Unfortunately, many of them are smart enough to shut up.
If I ever think about leaving WoW, this will probably be the reason.
PS: Sorry about my english... EU here.