That could be the case. However, if they wanted to go that route, perhaps they should have looked at the Flashpoints that give five each day.
35 commendations a week from Hard Modes > 6 commendations a week from The Black Hole.
True, but if I recall F2P players are only limited to do certain things and can't do Hard Mode flashpoints. Aren't they supposed to purchase cartel coins to do them. Where as the Black Hole they could just farm that without doing any flashpoints, yeah it would take a while.