Orange crafted armor has no mods in it so that point is moot.
You missed the point.
If purple drops are RE'able, guess what's going to happen?
Orange critted versions are possibly going to appear in abundance on the GTN.
Furthermore, the purple items are becoming fully moddable. Meaning that you can extract (and presumably RE) the mods in them. Potentially causing an influx of said mods on the GTN.