I logged in today after a few months and was pleasently surprised. I know about stratics new rule of no gold selling and I think it is having an effect. I went to Luna on LS and was impressed. Many of the establishments that had questionable vendors seem empty now. Most vendors in Luna were bone dry. Shops that were once huge in thier high end goods have been replaced and have little to no vendors. What I did find on vendors seemed like common items. I did not notice a vendor selling and Barbed Kits, but I did find one with what seemed to be several Heart Runics. But all in all I would say that maybe because there are not the avenues to sell gold effects are being seen. Or did I not look hard enough?