This question has puzzled me for a while.
We all know geometric brownian motions have drifts $\mu$:
$dS / S = \mu dt + \sigma dW$
and different stocks have different drifts of $\mu$. Why would the drifts go away in Black Scholes? Intuitively, everything else being equal, if a stock has higher drift, shouldn't it have higher probability of finishing in-the-money (and higher probability of having higher payoff), and the call option should be worth more?
Is there an intuitive and easy-to-understand answer? thanks.