So none of the major issues players have with the system have been addressed yet. I do hopes some of them will be as this looks just like a list of bug fixes, which is good, but there are some major issues with the system yet.
Think of them as a new trait that will appear on some duty officers. Doffs with this quality will be required to craft high end stuff apparently.
TLDR: It's the monetization factor as to get the best qualities of them within a reasonable time period you will want to buy the 'crafting' packs.
These are yet another possible deal breaker for me with crafting. Ever notice getting those purple doffs from the packs with desireable abilities tend to be the most expensive on the exchange?
If these new, required, doffs are as difficult to acquire as the doffs from current doff packs it would be disappointing. On the other hand if they were the same difficulty to acquire as say standard doffs than it won't be a big deal. Time will tell.