I have everything that I want from the Lobi Store on my toon that has 96 Lobi Crystals, however I do want some Lobi items for my other toons. If I could transfer the Lobi to one of those toons I would be more inclined to open more boxes since I would already have a head start. As it stands, it's just not really worth it for me to start from scratch to build of the Lobi for another toon.
Some is, some isn't. Clothes, ships, and maybe a few other things are in packs; consoles, weapons, etc are not.
Maybe they view that as an exploit as well - think about it, I have tons of crystals, I buy the stuff, sell it on the exchange for EC, whalla - I just prevented an indivdiual from actually spending money on keys for boxes, for lobi.
Though that too is flawed since most buy ships via EC.
The free lobi mission is good from Accounting's perspective since it introduces players to a way they might be persuaded to spend money on the game. Instead of removing it entirely, a better alternative is to simply make it give a character bound lobi while normal lobi gotten from opening other boxes is not character bound.