You buy the game. That´s nothing freaky. You go to work… I guess. You get paid for that. The company can pay you because they SELL their products. If you want to talk to someone who doesn´t sell a thing in ANY way I suggest you to talk to the finance department… they don´t want to sell you something, they just want your money.
I am a salesman. And I fu cking hate it when somebody can´t see that there is not a single company in the world that doesn´t sell something.
Not even ONE!
And Vaughn invented this really awesome game and cares about it in a very professional way (as far as I can tell) and didn´t get paid until now. Right now he might or MIGHT NOT get some money out of his WORK… it´s nothing you can rely on, nothing you can be sure you can LIVE on. He still got to go to his job and do his job 8 hours a day. (as I assume)