To the DEVS or whoever works for cryptic that has the power to change this:
I will make this as simple as simple can be. Get rid of the stupid dilithium cap (at least for Paid players).
What 'harm' will come if you don't have a cap??
People would buy more stuff.
People might craft again out of enjoyment instead of necessity.
People would enjoy giving to the starbase projects.
People would play more missions than the usual signing on to do missions just to get the 8,000 cap and sign off.