I wouldn't mind having a job like that, where I make a lot and have to travel all the time. Haven't been able to find one though.
Did you stop running them because of this guy or were you going to anyway? Like did this one guy destroy the Open Plat Raid economy by showing up and vastly out-spending everyone?
I can't imagine spending money like that on a prison server. Maybe a normal server if it made logistical/financial sense, but not a server where the whole thing is headed towards an eventual heat death.
I've been running plat raids on Agnarr (pretty much since Foaming stopped). Modsiw continued spending, and we've had 1 other whale come around who would drop like 30+ KR every plat raid for awhile. These dudes definitely just bought a bunch of Kronos. People absolutely are buying hoards of Kronos. I'm in Aradune gdkp discord and NTOV runs weekly are generating like 50 kronos worth of item sales.
Hell, there's still people dropping lots of money for KR on Agnarr. A new guild popped up and their leader paid my guild 20 kronos to kill Fennin and Coirnav to help them get elemental flags. That guy def just bought the Kronos. When Agnarr was progressing and I was a new player, I probably bought about... 15 kronos between Kunark and Velious to get gear for my 2 boxes, since at that time boxing wasn't super popular and most guilds (or maybe just mine?) didn't get boxes get raid loot.
Also, I'd add that there's another type of TLP player that JUST likes Classic and will roll on every TLP and grind classic EQ and quit. A lot of my friends do this, none of them make it past Kunark in any TLP I've seen. Personally, I've played on Mangler and Aradune heavily during Classic, but primarily to farm Kronos. Nothing beats 4-6kr for a FBSS/SSOY on Day 1-2 of a new TLP.