Wait, is this like in-game purchases? I kinda remember how much flak Mass Effect and other games had when they tried to pull stuff like this off.
Pretty much the same, really.
I am not sure what kind of monetization model CIG is shooting for (although I would suspect the usual cash for ingame money and optional customization stuff), but for the moment, they're getting additional funding by selling ships with lifetime insurance to people (That more than anything else being the main advantage to buying them now instead of grinding for them ingame later).
Should there be an effort made to aquire an official HLP Iblis?
If we're not flying a Bengal, we're frankly not trying hard enough.