On one hand, it makes no sense for the monsters and encounter areas of the gameworld to come pre-stocked with loot. It also makes no sense for feral beasts and the shambling undead to walk around carrying fabulous cash prizes.
On the other hand, gold coins are shiny and make a fun jingling sound when you have lots of them.
What was the problem with the Playstation 3 hardware and why did Sony build it that way?
The plot of this game isn't just dumb, it's actively hostile to the player. This game hates you and thinks you are stupid.
Trusting the System
How do you know the rules of the game are what the game claims? More importantly, how do the DEVELOPERS know?
This Game is Too Videogame-y
What's wrong with a game being "too videogameish"?
PC Hardware is Toast
This is why shopping for graphics cards is so stupid and miserable.