I would happily and gladly play on silver, with players on level with my skill set. issue is, silver isint full of players on level with my skill set. Its full of max rank golds. Once they GTFO and go home i will happily play on silver.
Ether i play on bronze against all skill sets or i play on silver and get destroyed every single mission. Or, i find a different game to play because i really dont have a server i can call home.
I have around 3k hours in APB, and i have never felt the NEED to spend money. You will get to all end game content with enough time spent in game. The market for guns is more pay to skip progression, or pay for reskins. If you are fine not having reskins, which are optional, you will end up with the same reults as those that spend. It just takes time.
All customization options are, again, optional. I will say, you can get a premium code apply decals/symbols to your vehicle and they wont go away once the premium does. They are there to stay.
Really, spending money in APB is truly optional which is one of the reasons i love the game. I never felt like it was pay to win.
Maybe its being "spammed" [i dont think that word means what you think it means] because people want to see a solution to this problem, communication, discussion, not just shut it down and sweep it under a rug.