You're seriously going to let one thing ruin your experience in the game? One business decision? In-spite of all the reports, the listening, the posting that the devs have been doing since day one of the game. they have been catering to our needs and many desires the whole time. If every once in a while they can't... that's life. It's nothing to really get upset over for long.
The majority of people either did not want a death penalty, or at least a voluntary one. Cryptic lead the forums to believe that it would be voluntary. In the end they forced and involuntary death penalty system on everyone.
The majority of people wanted a difficulty slider because so few people were completing the STF missions. They gave us a slider that did NOTHING to help the vast majority of players who cannot complete them. Only harder modes were given.
The vast majority of players wanted more races added to the game. Well, we got them, but have to pay for them on top of box fee and subscription.
Now, they drop game changing equipment into a sales scam, and on top of that refuse to credit players who have already recruited people even though this info should be in their logs.
There was also the 90 days free firestorm.
Catering to our needs... if by "our needs" you mean "shake every last nickel you can out of these players before they rage quit" then yeah, I agree.