Personally, I think its a bad thing. Well, not so much BAD just, its not fair. Its not fair for the hard working astronauts who have have to study ALL their lives to go into space. Then some rich guy comes along, pays a whole heap of cash, and bingo, he's there.
Which means, now the astronauts have more work to do. To make sure that this 'tourist' doesnt touch anything or do anything. So ya know, heres the astronauts trying to do their job, which theyve been studying their whole lives for, but theyve now also got to show their 'tourist' what things do and all that. I mean, if you were to go into a space shuttle, you would like to know what all the little buttons and all that do.I think they have more to worry about than explaining stuff to this tourists.
But hey! Thats just me!