Still, Rakata being given out by 5 different ops (EC SM, KP and EV HM and NM) is a bit much. At least have it drop individual 61 mods or something. Even just 61 level crafting schems. Rakata dropping from that many ops is stupid.
Look at it another way. Once you have full rakata what do you do? progress into HM's.
Its to encourage gear progression and to get you to be motivated enough to step into HM's.
Just because you don't understand something doesn't make it stupid.