Well it's not flooded with gold players. It's flooded with cheap elites, making non collection golds worthless. Why would I get a 91 Sproles for 5k when I can get a 96 Carter for 4k?
Sproles isnt worth 5k, im just saying not most golds are worth 1k. New players buy cheap gold players. Also its not always about ratings. People buy players because they like the or are their favorite team.