I don't remember people posting something like these. The Old Shop was a gem that all players loved. You can buy lower level shields (since you know? No shields are usable beyond 25%), 1 kg teleport marks, bullies, rail guns which are surprisingly useful.
Though the developers claim that it's too confusing (though I never heard of newbies complaining about the shop being "confusing").Though wherever they got these reports, fixing it by removing the shop just made things go downhill. Newbies now has a lower chance of obtaining one of the most valuable items in the game - Teleport Mark I.
Seriously though, spamming like what? 500k credits on boxes for one missing item just couldn't be anymore stupid. We still need appropriate answers to why they've removed the shop.