The change made was that its no longer obvious that you have received the bag. I knew I got one and I still forgot to open it to get my sniper rifle for my Sniper.
Yes, we get a bag. But there's nothing telling brand new players that they need to check for the bag for their new gear.
So the first question asked is "Where do I buy my (double bladed/2nd saber/sniper rifle/etc)?" over and over in General.
If they used to have a quest completion window with the bag as reward... then they should go back to that. At least then people will know they need to check the contents before shopping for gear.