I'm loving this (hint: make all gear moddable)!
But I'm a bit confused as to why the purple gear will remain its own item quality... why not simply make them orange all the way?
Or maybe that's what you are already doing. I was just thinking about it since there are non-orange gear that are also fully moddable in the game right now. Green parts for droids and a "Legendary" (whatever that is supposed to mean) pistol for BHs on Hoth.