In which case it would bee like the Emblems. you can only grind 12 Emblems a day. At 500 emblems for a Tier 5.5 ship, this would take 42 days to acheive, that is if you dont miss a day or any mission. Or you could just but the item in the C-store (which is what they really want you to do).
OR you could just take the free ship they give you at VA1.
This way it'll help with this crazy economy and you'll have to save up millions for basic, low costCP stuff.
Or you would just introduce a mechanic for a great gold farm, with people buying millions of credits.
They could price the credits so that you could play for half price, except the farms get all the profit and the game gets none.
If you are this upset about having to spend money just log on to a pirate server and be done with it.