You may call it "not right", but those spreadsheets and protractors, on paper or on the screen, are just additional efforts. The T&Cs tell us what is illegal - it's tampering with the program, but not an additional ruler.
When it comes to the intent or to "spirit of the game", that's a difficult and probably floating issue. /methinks that the company, just like the 18th century gents, had and have money in their minds, not recreation, skills or fairness.
Add that this is an online computer game. Our values are strictly limited to our side of the screen, but certainly not per se transferable to all players.