With the pink lightsabers, you need the crystals you harvest on Alderaan. Before server merges, I could pick them up with a reasonable frequency - it was a pain to do, and quite often they'd be gone when I got there, but I was able to gather with perseverance. Since the server merges, I have yet to go to the spawn points once without seeing other people cruising around looking for them, even at 2AM. A 2-hour respawn is just too much when the server population has increased so highly.
I sort of agree, but they're also for sale ... not everyone has to be a miner.