Their problem is that while you shared a way that they could cover the increased repair costs, that way would require actual EFFORT from them. Never mind that the effort could be minimal, AND done while they enjoy the "fun" parts of the game, they would still have to actually do something other than complain and expect someone else to fix it.
I know right! except the change isn't working as intended. Change was only for moddable gear, it's not doing that. Also, not doing it to everyone. So it's a bug. So shut up.