Very lame. I hope I can opt out of it. I don't want to be handed $500k because other people somehow felt offended that a complex online networking system for a video game didn't work perfectly on day one.
Sure, I'd like $500k, but I'd rather earn it. Being able to effortlessly buy the best apartment and have money left over to splurge on clothes/guns/armor/whatever really seems to defeat the purpose of playing through the progression system.