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No, It's just that some of us don't do dailies, for some people STFs are the main/only source of dilithium and taking that away harms the playing experience of a lot of people.
It's not greed, it's getting by
Apologies, but then you shouldn't depend so much on STFs for dilithium. What's the old saying, don't put all your eggs in one basket?
If I had to choose between the old system and this new system (WITHOUT changing anything about the new system) then I'd prefer the new system as it provides more gear with long term goals to strive for.