See that red text across the top? Doesn't that sound ominous? Really sounds like Turbine is screwing someone over, eh?
Except that having all classes for free is NOT part of the VIP agreement. In fact, one of the classes in DDO (Favored Soul) is ALREADY buy only (or it can be earned with favor). Artificer uses precisely the same model--you can buy it, or you can earn it with favor. It's my understanding that during the shakedown period while the new update gets implemented, it may *temporarily* be impossible to get it just with favor. Whoop-te-doo. Every update takes a while to get fully set up. Why? 'Cause it's friggin' complicated, is why.
I'm not hugely in favor of grandstanding even when your grievance is legitimate. THIS is just DUMB.