Um because the item/ content/time model works. The lockbox model is fleeting and not a way to base your company profits.
This can be a good thing for players of PWE games perhaps this will lead to the return of account based unlocks and being able to buy new items from the Zen Store and not having to open Luck Boxes
PWE and Cryptic have been trying to shake us down for every penny for the last couple of years and maybe now they'll see that offering us the items that we want at a fair price maybe a better route for them to take going foward.
Besides the Steam Bundel I have not spent any money in STO in about 2 years.
Luck boxes just are not my thing and I want more in exchange for my hard earned dollars than a chance.