I find it to be fair enough, if u cant kill EC bosses you should not be able to get the gear that drops from it, or even something that compares to it.
Actually, I feel like the weekly rewards for BH and KP/LI were trivial. 14 a week on those? They still haven't removed daily group finder, so removing these 14 seems rather harsh. I thought the BH comms was supposed to be the incentive because there was no reason to do them on my Main as he was way past the gear needed for them.