[...]Yes... I don't think you can take something from people, that they have put time into, reward them something else, and then give it for peanuts to everyone. [...]
So you basicly blame Cryptic for changing something and say that as a compensation newer players should not get a chance to get this boff even if they put a significant amount of time/currency (which translates from one to the other in this game) in it? Since this is exactly the basic mechanic for lock boxes. It gives random chances for very rare items. If we have drop chance of 0.1% from a lock box it translates to a cost of at least 90k c-Points for this item (or the equivalent amount of time, which is exchangable).