Money wasn't the main issue for Gon. Seemingly, it's the act of fighting itself that's more important to him than anything else. Training to get stronger. But for what purpose and why?
He said it last episode, remember? Or well, the episode before (didn't count the recap). He wants to be a Hunter but he won't use his License until he pays back Hisoka with a punch so he can return the 44 badge. He's not going to be able to punch out Hisoka of all people without training somehow, right? XP
On the new ending, REALLY enjoyed it. Hearing it gave me such a nostalgia feel for some of the old Saint Seiya themes, and getting to see so many upcoming characters animated was just perfect! I'm glad that this arc seems to be a bit more exciting as well since the last one was so… I dunno, anti-climatic? Here's hoping I'm not going to be disappointed!