On a philosofical level, like i said, i understand the answer from the asims, Paying IRL money for a good in-game asset is for me not the definition of the pay-to-win principle. Because otherwise paying SWC to gain a cp ship would be, per your definition, also pay to win?
Pay to win, in my view, is when ascending/descending is down to 10 minutes per level when i pay. Or when my shooting downtime is lowered or when i can buy an Uber ship heftier then the common ship wich can be obtained via regular ways (I hate that too!).
I think SWC isn't pay to win, since when i donate rl monies, it won't give me (or someone who pays) an advantage over other players.
Shout out to my fellow Falleen: