Greater purchasing power over opposition is pretty fundamental to being better than the opposition. If that wasn't the case, teams wouldn't bother to spend as much as they do.
As Brunson says, the better weather doesn't justify the pay cut.
That's very naive.
The naivety likely goes the way of those who believe money isn't a critical factor.
If it's purely a money thing, then why bother supporting them?
Balanced spending for a sustainable and competitive league has literally been talked about ad-nauseum, including by myself. Acknowledging LK has created mechanisms to draw top talent to Australia - a big success by the way - there is a point where mechanisms need to ensure there is no 'haves' and 'have nots' in respect of spending otherwise it inevitably becomes a 4 team competition.
Regardless, I still support my team. I'm just not "naive" to think we'll get far with guys like Teys, White, Dillon, Moore. Equally I acknowledge the better talent will get snapped up by 4-5 teams with greater purchasing power/spending capacity.