I don't know what the problem is here. I was delighted to see the Gekli in the C-Store and I actually thought it was a tad on the cheap side for my taste as I wanted it to be a super premium pet I could fly around and show off in the game. I love that Gekli and this is the kind of stuff fans want in the game.
What if non-combat pets were converted into combat pets like that vulcan shuttle. So this Gekli could be like a shuttle that had aux to battery or some small system wide power boost; at least it would be somewhat useful.