Yeah, cheapest BOffs I ever see on the Exchange are whites going for 10k. Greens and Blues are ten to twenty times that. No thanks. Not worth it.
As long as I know that it is possible to get them somewhere down the line that's fine. I'll just keep looking for them. I hope the BOff trading system they are working on takes away the money factor because people are just ridiculous with their prices. I'd rather trade officer for officer instead.
A lot of things about the STO auction house are bizarre, probably as a result of the small player base. That's why I mostly stay away from it.