It's just the old version of what modding used to be. They just didn't bother to take them out because, well frankly, they are freaking everywhere and it would take a long time to remove them with no real benefit.
Hey I'm a dope when it comes to mod stations. Could you tell me the benefits of using a mod station? I thought it would cost less or nothing at all to take out mods from your gear. Turns out I was wrong on that one. Are there only certain items you can create at a mod station? What gives?