I can't see how this is different to getting exp boosts, and no one caused a fuss about them. Both get you the end result quicker.
It's not in the sense that those boost are also a form of P2W (as is Cartel gear for that matter).
However that stops a L50 for the ground game and isn't the ground endgame, where as this
instance of P2W basically starts a L50 and is
the space endgame (and actually contributes the ground end game a bit too).