There have been numerous times when I was able to craft gear that was better quality than had dropped in loot, or was available on the GTN or in vendors.
So I'm not sure what your deal is in this regard.
This may be true to a small degree as there are different levels of gear, until end game.
Unless Bioware finds a way to guide the carts that are gear independent you will NEVER be-able to craft gear better than end game raid or pvp gear of the most recent content.
There's nothing new or unique here. It's standard Themepark practice.
In turn, your crafted gear becomes irrelevant as it's not the final gear that is being sought. It can always be replaced by something that is not needed to be player made.