Agreed on the successful business idea, but do you mean with almost zero return or costs?
Yet for it to be a success, there needs to be support.....that is what I struggle to understand. Virtually nothing tangible (and I will include the golden putter - it is no better than any top putter), zero Kudos, zero anything.....but a lot of players still play them.
Like you, I meant, almost zero in return to the clients for their efforts - nothing tangible, excluding the Putter and Shot Pals. I include the Golden Calf with the tremendously high price tag, too - to me, it has no value - zero value - because it can't be sold back.
It always reminds me of the real Maserati which topped the Elite Shop before ;)
Support comes from the trap which is waiting for well-meaning kids. "Support your mates and your CC" points at a big human desire, for some, even stronger than self-preservation.
IMHO, it's another trap next to the grind which is inherent to the game.
But, hit it straight and have fun!!