It would be great actually. I want as little exploits and cheating as possible in games. Makes for a more even playing field and makes winning more satisfactory.
And this post had no bearing on the change, if it did it would have been fixed before contest. My guess on the server 1 900 million points guy is that he raided 20 or 21 with a couple of hundred thousand gems and then sold all the 100k scraps. Super fast contest jump and during investigation on what happened seen in logs that the price is totally out of whack.