You still get 8 for the weekly EC quest. I didn't think that was removed. In fact, I'm pretty sure the checkpoint for getting those comms was moved to the tanks instead of the minefield, making them easier. 5 per boss + 8 for the quest.
It's an alternative method of acquiring gear that also drops in the hardest raid in the game. It doesn't seem crazy to me the amount of time it would take to get these when a dedicated raider can pull down 75-90 BH comms a week per raiding character. I think people would feel less annoyed by the cost if they were truly vastly superior implants for every class than those that cost 1/10th of the cost.
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