All I can say is; now is your chance to cap comms and be ready. For the pieces of WH you can't afford with capped comms, at least you will have BM gear there while fresh 50s with capped comm will have to fill in the holes with MK2. You could also have that BM gear already augmented and use the shells.
No rush, not even a date for 1.6 anyway. Heck we just got 1.5
I do think that a gear exchange vendor would be a good idea though. I mean, the quicker people are on the same line the better.