What people ment to say is plat is worthless at the highest levels. As you progress, it becomes less important and ironically less of an issue to acquire.
It's been said again and again. Trion does not care about bots. I've been reporting this one bot since January and yes... he is still there. He's not your typical farming bot. He afk macro bot while standing in one place with his pet killing the yellow non-agro mobs for PA on EI. He's there 24/7 and doesn't even loot. He recasts his 1h buff mage buffs after every single pull and does the same rotation. Afterwards, waits a min and repeats. Whatever... he's basically gaining free PA xp all day and night. I only see him 'log in' when his guild raids. I friended him and on his raid nights he logs off and right back on. Alittle while later, he's in HK (or wherever) with his guild. And (what I assume) at the end of raids I get the log off/on message and he's afk at the same place in EI. It's completely obvious since I run past him quite often. He's a short distance from one of the last EI rares I still need. So every time I check for the rare, I make a little wider circle just to see/report him.
So it's not just these leveling/farming bots that are in game. There are some doing it for PA now.