If they just tweak it so that it takes anywhere from 12-24hrs to do one project, then this system wouldn't be bad. Maybe have the upgrade projects be the long ones, while the submit stuff projects take less time.
Well we aren't supposed to unlock the content immediately.
What makes it painful is those who been working for Mk12 Gear since December got hosed in being delayed for 2 more months and then forced to pay 34,000 DL per set piece. Which really was a lousy thing for Cryptic to do.