Why cry about this? Most of you that got one did not have to work hard for it. Some of you paid for it and it was expensive but not impossible at all to get. The crystal is purely cosmetic. Are you afraid of losing your imaginary status symbol?
Start crying when real gear that does take hard work to get (like WH or Campaign gear) can be bought with cartel coins.
Didn't work hard? Man 2500000 credits was a fortune back in those days.