Rapscallion is epic but it’s what people will pay. I expect it’s the result of a lot of focus testing.
I’d liken it to being a bit like buying a designer t shirt. It certainly doesn’t cost that much but it looks a lot nicer and a lot of other people won’t have it. You wouldn’t want it if everyone had it.
My Chomp Sr skin makes me laugh because he’s wearing flippers and that’s just so impractical it looks hilarious.
I think it’s harder for them to justify Rift as a legendary skin when it effectively costs less than half the price and everyone else has it. Where is the value in that? It’s just them saying that a battlepass is worth 25k when it really isn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I think the battlepass is great value in how it extends the game.
Is it worth it? I don’t know. I don’t feel bad about buying any of them (though I have an emote I wished I hadn’t bought that I don’t want to waste a return on, especially since I bought a 1500 vbuck harvesting tool by mistake and had to use one up then), but that’s because I get the value from it and am fortunate in that I don’t need to worry about affording it.
Parenting over these things must be a nightmare though. Especially when you have people like me with a full locker of legendary skins shooting kids in the face and then dancing afterwards.