P2W means. i give you 5 dolars and you give me 4500 RWZ Commendaton
that is PW2
this is just buy the gear and make the space combat missions easier.
You're right... they didn't just give you X amount of comms. They gave you the item upgrade.
What they did was ask you for $5 and gave you your PvP gear. They didn't make it so you would auto-win WZ's or suddenly give you 100 Valor ranking. They just gave you the gear directly to make PvP WZ's easier thus tipping the scales in your favor against people who didn't get auto-loot for $5. That's what they did.
Don't think that's P2W?