What reward? The reward should match the difficulty, so these players get Rakata rather than columi is not reward?
What i`m saying is that these people were rewarded with Columi pieces that they did not have, AND a piece of Rakata at the end. Only one piece of gear went to waste in the entire run, and nothing went to companions. If that`s not a reward for skilled players, I`m not sure what more you want.
(Edit) Deleted a reference to WoW, and the loot rewards given by said game. I shouldn't subject anyone to that torture.