I wouldn't mind having access to that rifle as it would complete my collection of pre-order items.
In addition, I would have to agree that it is time to add the rest of the pre-order items to the C-Store. I would imagine that the contracts or agreements with various retail sellers regarding the pre-order items have expired.
More toys to enjoy for the masses and income for the business!
They need to stop the exodus, fast. Here's 2 ways:
* Cut Upgrade Dilithium cost in half;
* Undo any and all XP nerfs.
And, as a general rule of thumb, don't keep treating your customers like your enemy, that you feel you have to stifle/nerf at every corner.