The ship upgrades in the Cartel Market is extremely disappointing.
Word. Whenever cartel market can produce items that somebody can craft, it is just plain stupid on Biowares part. They are intent on killing crafting.
it is intentionally that high to encourage people buying the stuff for real money.
This is very plausible explanation, however with a sideeffect of neutering crafting. Stupid.
It didn't take long for SWTOR to turn into pay-to-win.