Some people believe Beta Testing was amazing and such a magical time, no. You think this game has some bad bugs now? Think about it when it first came out for Closed Beta testers. This game was a mess, rightfully so. I can almost promise you that everyone who had an account in Closed Beta not only helped find bugs, but tested them as well(Mainly because you needed to visit the website to even ask for a key). Then this takes us to
"why do certain people get exclusive items?"
This is a silly question over all, honestly. For example, I got the Braton Vandal and the Lato Vandal for testing. These items don't affect gameplay at all. They arnt the end game Soma you think they are, they are purely cosmetic, for people who HELPED test beta. I have always wanted a Scarf or something for Closed Beta testing, but i felt greedy asking. Now i'm a Master Founder. Am i upset that i got $60 a week after this offer was available? Yes, at myself, because i missed my spot on the star map, Lato Prime, and the Grandmaster Badge.
I also missed out on tons of mods that are going for 700+ plat because i took a 7 month break because i needed one. Thats MY fault, not DE. You cant expect any game to not have exclusive items.