This was changed when they rolled out all the doff contacts inside the ship(s). I too was very disappointed since I just picked up the latinum pile but hadn't taken pictures of my main sitting on it... I literally thought 'well I can always do it later' but ha ha joke's on me.
It seems pretty pointless to have objects that look solid but don't clip. Just change it back.
I didnt find out about this till it was mentioned here and I tried to see if I could clip through the trophies. It never made a difference to me since I never personally had a reason to stand on them. But I still think it shouldnt have been done. If people complained about the camera clipping their starship, why wouldnt people complain about their character clipping through an object that should be solid.