Marketing decided that Respec Tokens weren't making enough money on the C-Store.
That's exactly what happened and it's shamefull. This is another serously bad move: Please put the in-game cost of respect back to a reasonable level, this is part of core gameplay and there is no justification for screwing your userbase in this manner Cryptic/Atari
Respecs shouldn´t be that expensive in the first place. The whole skill system is confusing and... well, cryptic. I know that i had trouble figuring things out after launch. This is the only game that has high respec costs AND only three classes that can be done in at least 3 different ways each. And 400 CP for one token in the store is ridiculous.