Linden Labs will do as they please. It's their company and they have every right to raise prices as they see fit.
I cannot fight political and economic battles both in SL and in RL. I simply do not have the energy or funds to do either of them well. One of them must take precedence. I choose RL.
For every ailment under the sun
There is a remedy, or there is none;
If there be one, try to find it;
If there be none, never mind it.
Life goes on, even Second Life goes on.... after all... as LL continuously reminds us....
We're not really residents in a virtual world as they once claimed....we're just players in an elaborate game.