174K to remove a mod on a weapon I'll never use so I can put it in one I want to use? That's shameful
This. I don't even touch purple mods. The stat boost from blue to purple is not worth the time to accumulate the credits needed to move them.
There is no other MMO I've ever played where getting new gear required you to spend your credits to equip it. In SWTOR, your armor is more like inventory space to hold your mods, your actual gear. The itemization of the custom equipment system is great. The monetization of the system is horrendous.