1. an act or instance of presenting something as a gift, grant, or contribution.
2. a gift, as to a fund; contribution
Please stop asking why a physical box is worth $50. It isn't. Nobody ever said that it is. The box is a thank-you, not a purchase.
There's no reason for anybody to "Donate" outside of "Motivating" the development team or person.
I'm not sure what the "point" of your "quotes" is, because the "statement" is every bit as "true" without them.
I'm not paying $50 for a box that Hideki Ishikawa drew up, and I'm not suggesting it's worthwhile that anyone else does (I threw them 20 for the sheer hell of it, and for me, that's enough). I'm just saying, it's free sh*#! in loving memory of something we wish happend. Done using a ridiculously over-used visual style? Yes, absolutely. However, I don't feel that one point singlehandedly invalidates it. If visuals were that big a concern to me, I would not be looking at fangames in the first place.