I love my white crystal. I grinded my behind off doing dailies to get enough creds for a +41 power. Cost me 2.5 million. If bioware brings them back, I expect no less of a price tag.
I understand everybody wants the best gear., or even teh best looking. But I am a staunch supporter of having extremely rare and limited items in game. Sure it sucks for the new people that didnt start playing until after something has been released. But at the same time it gives people something unique to work towards.
And they are extremely rare, atleast on my server. I only know 4 people with a white crystal. 1 being myself, 2 are guild mates. And one of the guild mates is a mara, and believe it or not. He duel wields white sabers.
I am by no means rich or well-educated with this game, but I completely agree that the game needs more unique or rare items, just seems like all the high-end items are pretty easy to obtain with a good group/guild or maybe a week grinding. They need to implement some really rare things that are fully tradable for credits to be used on, rather than just money sinks for alts.