Yeah I hope that's wrong too, even if you just turn in hypos with 6 anomalies that's 180 anomalies that have to be the right type plus the cost of buying 30 medium hypos because I doubt you'll find that many. And with no income besides selling batteries and the slight chance of other drops it's gonna get costly to level "crafting" That and by the time we get past Romaine anything we make for her is so out dated and the process begins again to make stuff appropriate to our levels...
In our fleet all life time members all borg and many played beta we found the "magic threshold"not to be inthe numbers of turned in/ crafted items at Romaine but 7000 credits worth of stuff.
I tried this and the second shop opened for me( since i am science that meant the science npc called Zare.
However its all very confusing and the least they could have added is some sort of reputation bar or mission from Romaine that you can visit the next npc.
Elaya, Science Commander