Why would it be so horrible if the story mode dropped something interesting and maybe even fun? It doesn't have to be anything better than Rakata but something that makes it fun to see what the boss dropped. Something that makes it worth to run even for some HM runners.
Even purely cosmetic things would work, like empty orange shells of some gear with nice models that we don't have as oranges yet, but the models already excists.
Not everything is about just stats. I'm sure there are lots of people out there who would be more interested in some kind of cosmetic / variation system. Rakata is everywhere already. And it shouldn't even piss off HM runners.
Yep. At least someone's not pretending to understand a drop-list that lacks reasoning. There are sets that are in the game files, but not obtainable in-game. So even if SM TfB dropped, say, Shadow Striker's robe with 58 mods in it as one of the drops, that would be oceans better than stock Rakata.