I like the STF's, they are good fun, but in some respect *from what I could understand from the message* I agree that the drop rate should be higher, and at least at tier thats usable by Vice Admirals, for god's sake, a rare mk VIII item dropped the other day helping some people out in Infected.
If anything could be changed (and yes I am aware that the STF's are due to get some love from the dev's) I would at minimum make an alternate reward for completion of the mission. With Marks of Valor only being usable at a minimum quantity of 35 for only mk X crap with a special lil [BORG] suffix, it kinda feels like a rip. I have discarded a fair share of engine, shields and deflectors from these missions. I would like to see some form of alternate reward, a series of purple ground weapons, or armor, or shield, or ship weapons. Just something that doesn't make the hour+ seem like a waste.
The other thing I personally would like to see change is a Random purple drop at the end for all players, a little bit of fairness would go a long way with all the need jockies. I competed The Cure the other day and my reward for the entire mission was an Uncommon Variable geometry Detonator Mk IX, and some Uncommon Mk X B/O crap. I felt very ripped off -.-
So the main income for Kerrat Gold farmers has been turned off and the OP is complaining? I don't understand why...
Oh wait... I see now
The main income for Kerrat Gold farmers has been changed with the season 3 update a long time ago. They know sell anormalies they farm b'tran and co, also they craft sell the crap outta purple items and on top of that they seem to be selling 8 hour skill bonuses quiet frequently for 300k.
You might still find a farmer or two in Kerrat but sure not as their main income these days. The game adapts to farmer, farmer adapts to game. Its quiet simple, for all the get the farmers out of kerrat yellers, well it really doesn't make a different because now they craft and sell anormalies which now they will be direct competition with anybody who is crafting. Or why would the mk xi gear around 500k or less (purple).