Let’s put things into perspective.
Let me start by saying that if this event was f2p, spenders would benefit more than f2p.
Let me break it down for ya:
If they decided to make this a f2p grind event, p2p could grind (roadmaps, raids, milestones, etc.) and they would have the upper hand because at the end of the day, p2p could buy crates/bags from the store, offers and get them from pulls. So, it wouldn’t be unfair for anyone.
That can be the model of the event once the first 30 days expire. Now, they are testing the waters to see how much further people are willing to go for a chance at the p2p characters on that wheel. They have given the tokens on pulls, then they have given them on a stash, next stop will be offers and finally crates/bags.
They will try and get a feel for the adhesion to this method. If that fails they will bring the f2p to the party, meaning the grind will begin. Maybe as part of the monthly login or via roadmaps or raids.
People who have spent are having second thoughts as getting a character you can get for free from other areas of the game isn’t really as appealing as having only premier recruits.
There’s also the lack of the new cashcows (Magna, Michonne & Bruce). Which leads me to believe that they’ll make promos for them down the line to lure even more people like casual spenders.
All in all, the way the spenders react to this first month, will dictate the rest of the event.