Tour the Universe and selling gear isn't helping me create or buy commodities for my Reputation System, or my fleet. That's why I thought, "How about the old way of collecting money, and loot it?"
Simple. Get a loot box, and it contains Energy Credits in it. Scales to level. Sound good?
If you're not rolling in the EC every time that you log into the game then you're "playin' it wrong".
DOff missions, Tour, Patrols, Dailies, etc.
And then there's always that other source of EC's - lockboxes.