Many here are on fixed incomes or have other issues (medical, for instance) that limit their ability to pay for this game. That older computer and internet connection is all they can afford.
It is ridiculous, however, that they come here to beg for someone to supply them. They should be satisfied with just being able to play for recreation and there is absolutely no reason for them to expect to be competitive for free. There is also no reason for them to be playing for credits.
I gift half of what I get through the survey and video route to those in countries that don't have access to them and appear to be good people here in the forum area. I will not, however, ever give anything to anyone who asks for it.
I've been here almost 6 years, though, and never have I seen the gall and greed of beggars like we have recently.
I am about to discontinue the practice of gifting for a different reason. Never have I seen the blatant disregard for the customer here at WGT as bad as it is now when it comes to the surveys. Completed surveys defaulting to the 5 credit payout has become the norm. WGT has made it clear that they want nothing at all to do with forcing the advertisers to live up to their promises to WGT members.
Sure, screen shots and repeatedly hounding Peanut Labs, Supersonic and Sponsorpay can lead to some success for promised credits but quite frankly it should not be necessary. The only reason we are seeing multiple surveys doing this daily is that WGT feels no sense of responsibility and no sense of integrity when it comes to how other companies that WGT brings here treat their members.