But the gear progression just makes no sense to me. And with this change, makes even less sense.
Actually, the gear progression is fine. Get to Lvl 50, do HM FP's and get Columi gear. Do HM EV/KP and get Rakata gear or do SM TFB and SM EC to get Rakata gear. Then do HM EC and HM TFB. The BH comms you can collect from dailies and weeklies should just be incentive to put more hours into this game or to also help you sort of gear past the benchmark for certain bosses.