I am going to include a couple of quotes here..
First from the Newsletter:
One other service we’re looking at is selling faction standings. We want to offer convenience for a price.
Second from CCP Zulu's Recent Devblog:
While it‘s perfectly fine to disagree and attack CCP over policies or actions we take, we think it‘s not cool how individuals that work here have been called out and dragged through the mud due to something they wrote in the internal company newsletter. Seriously, these people were doing their jobs and do not deserve the hate and shitstorm being pointed at them.
And lastly lets look at a previous Devblog dating to last year from CCP Zulu:
The scope will be (and there‘s no design has been done around this, we‘re just talking strategy now) that anything that doesn‘t affect gameplay directly can be, potentially, sold for PLEX or other means.
What is important is the dates. The newsletter is from this past May. The earlier devblog is from last November.
There is a lie buried somewhere here.
It does not make sense for CCP to be debating extensively about gameplay affecting microtransactions in EVE after they have firmly committed to not have gameplay affecting microtransaction within EVE. Either the first CCP Zulu devblog is a lie or the second one is.
EVE can be fixed. CCP knows the way... they just seem to refuse to go there.