Here is the proof:
1. Botting/ hacking/ etc
Unless there is some kind of massive bot invasion or game disruption, a player can avoid this simply by walking away. (check)
2. Nexon is greedy/ corrupt/ Does not listen to players/ Makes changes that x person does not like/ etc
I do not recall Maplestories origin company ever listening to community feedback and making changes in a large way. Maple just so happened to be a good a game. Can't fault Nexon for not doing something that it did not really do in the first place. Most companies tend to be hungry for $ by nature, after all. (check)
3. Pay 2 Win
Player vs Player was removed from Maplestory but even when it was still in, the Cash shop had very little impact on the modes. The purpose of Maplestory (if there ever was one) is to level up. Since Maple is not currently a competitive type of game (unless you count Killstealing or placement on the rankings) I think that it is safe to say that Pay 2 win is only a myth, as far as Maple goes. (check)
Cut, print, that's a wrap!