Cooky is right, a lot of people love the awp, and by making it a VIP only weapon more people will buy VIP.
And it's true that the VIP packages are cheap, for only 1€ a month you have the VIP package with the awp, which is if you want to support the server, not much money.
We have like 40 paying vips since the update. It used to be like 5 (cooky can confirm the exact stats) - it costs quite a lot to run a server and we dont even run ads. I believe its fine and 1 euro cant be that much for u if u can afford a pc to play csgo..