What is wrong with you people?
THE REPAIR COSTS AREN'T THAT BIG OF A DEAL!
1-1/2 hours of daily's will give you the money for repair costs!
Oh no,people actually have to put in a little effort to maintain their wallet, the humanity! How dare they devs actually expect us to work for our rewards!
They might not be a huge deal to you or me, but it is to some people.
Every change the devs make affects the game and people's willingness to do or not do certain parts of it. For example, if they remove Black Hole comms from FPs, I'll never do one again. When a change makes people want to pug less, it's a bad change. Not everyone HAS to be in a guild. Not everyone HAS to have millions of credits.
Or, to bring money into the discussion, a game that asks a F2P player for money to take part in an operation but at the same time lowers his chances of finding a group to complete it, doesn't really make much sense.