Agreed. Changed my sub to month-to-month so I'm no longer locked in. Sad because I like this game and actually enjoy the grind of end-gear raiding.
Make the CM all cosmetic, fun stuff and if you must mid level gear. But leave the BIS to heavy raiding and PVPing. They've already proven that people are willing to spend boatloads of real money on cosmetic items so just keep milking that cow and let the raiders and PVPers stay happy with our progression.
As an aside pretty sure they could put an al black saber in or white saber/black core and people will pay $20 bucks for it.
Couldn't have said it better.