I really wish Sega would actually care about their NA players like they do their JP players.
The likelyhood of that is like trying to commit suicide by tying a rope around your neck, drinking poison, lighting yourself on fire, jumping off a cliff, then pointing a gun at your head and firing it..... Only to miss, have the bullet shoot through the rope and split it, which causes you to fall into a pool of water that puts out the fire, while the impact provides enough force to make you vomit up the poison; thus you live. It just isn't gonna happen.
To SEGA of Japan, NA isn't a playerbase. It's just a wallet for money to come from. As long as they think of us that way, they'll never care. And unfortunately we indeed do have enough people here who'll shell out any amount of cash required to get what they want. So it's not like we as a playerbase will ever change their mind.
The last time Fresh Finds was down a lot of people missed out on the opportunity to acquire the items in it (one of many reasons why Fresh Finds is bad). I do hope this doesn't become a bi-weekly trend.