If people want to pay $200-300 for access to one ship, that's cool with me.
Of course their also getting every other vet reward as well.
Would those entice anyone to pay that much for them though? I would guess not. At least 90% of new Lifetime subscribers will be doing it just for the new ships.
And I don't think it will be so big a deal. This is 200 real monies (and that's at a 33% discount!). You can't get them from grinding like everything else in the game.
I see it as a nice bonus for those who are simultaneously crazy-dedicated and can't get the time they really want in the game because they actually have jobs to get the money to pay for a Lifetime membership.