So the recent Survey wondered about how players spent AC and if they purchase AC/how frequent they do so (Important as it is technically a new service and quarterly assessments will be coming up soon). I can only assume that people do not spend as much money playing PSO2:NGS then they did base PSO2 and there of course are many reasons as to why people spend money on a game.
One thing is that this new scratch has nothing dedicated to the male character players yet the underlying question on the survey seemed to be why you were not spending as much (based on your selection ofc). So as a person who plays the character that aligns with their gender I kind of found it ironic that again this scratch has nothing that would interest me. I am quite sure female costumes sell way more than male costumes but even basic economics lays out not to cut off all possible kinds of revenue generation as long as the cost offset is not meeting a specific threshold (doubt costume creation would generate a massive deficit to even ignore making male versions).
TL;DR I am salty af as I have been wanting a trainee costume since base PSO2 NA and still have not obtained one yet but then we get one with upgraded model assets i.e. trainee attire and it is geared only to female characters. Now of course I want more options not less so I do not want the next scratch to be entirely male dominated too.