I already couldn'y get the pineapple because of this shit. It makes no sense to force people to buy extra things they don't actually want just because you made the most popular color unavailable otherwise. That's fucking nonsense. It'll just reduce sales overall because people aren't going to shell out double the cost of a chroma because you're forcing them to pay full icon prices along with it.
Or in the case of Gangplank, even after sending Support a lovely MS paint drawing of a pineapple for 5 RP to get the chroma when I (and apparently they too, since I was explicit with the amount I had) was unaware of the price, not buy one at all because you intentionally only put the effort of changing the barrel skin into one of them.