Yes, I’m aware of sellers who sell illegal template for premium price. I knew a seller that sold Google free template for starting price $150. People gave him stunning reviews.
Paying more doesn’t get you better quality or legal quality.
For me, I can filter price range according to my budget. My main purchases here are articles, editing, proofreading, illustrations, photoshop and book covers.
If I need 100 word book blurb edited/proofread; I can filter for $5 to $10 Price Range.
If I need Photoshop, I’m going to filter for price point of $25 to $100 or more, depending on complexity.
I do know people will use it to filter ridiculous thing like building a whole website for $5, but may I just say they deserve each other?
I also know some will Jack up prices on poor quality or stolen templates to get sales, but would also like to add; sooner or later, a buyer will complain he received stolen work. 5r will disable their account - for them, “out of the blue” with money & orders in queue.
There are many changes I don’t like, some I have mixed feelings. I’m still not sure about showing purchase price next to reviews. I’m okay with it, but perfer it wasn’t there.