Laborer empire is more expensive and time consuming than HCE could ever get and you only get silver, no fame from it.
trading is meh, harder and limited to do and harder since they added the estimated value to inventories.
Crafting you are limited by your 10k focus a day or how deep the HO you have in the roads/BZ.
So again entry points way higher than just a 10-20m set...
Deathskills says 150m silvers is too much for 84-112 hours of active gameplay out of 168 hours a week has. Does not answer how much a ganker does under that time. This player is a joke.