If anything bioware/EA austin you'll get more people to buy the perk with cartel coins if you clarify the language on the tooltip to reflect this.
Sadly, this is exactly the sort of thinking EA will do once the $$$ store becomes active. Each upgrade / bug / feature will be assessed with the $$$ store in mind, thinking how they make $$$ out of it. The ones where they can't make money, will be left aside. The others will be changed.
In the mean time, while they are working on the $$$ store, they can't even be bothered to answer a simple question like ''does this legacy perk affect gathering missions too'', a question we've been asking since this legacy perk hit PTS.
That was 3 months ago.