We're adding additional loot drops to all high-rank NPCs. This includes Captains on the Ground, and Battleships and Dreadnaughts in Space. All of these NPCs will now have a very high chance (I believe it's 80%+) of dropping a green-or-better piece of level-appropriate gear.
Given the number of high-rank enemies you face in an average STF, you should end up walking away with a good haul of decent-to-wonderful loot to either equip, or sell for EC.
These changes were just made this week, and didn't make it into this morning's maintenance cycle. It's likely they will show up next week, though they may stir on Tribble for a bit before coming to Holodeck.
before season 7 you got imediate reward not always what you wanted but somthing. the anticapation was part of the joy. now is just grind and wait and wait. and hell yes we want the gear what is point of grinding months to get the gear you needed for the grind thats over?????? you are in a shrinking minority if you think this is grand and wonderfull. the f2p peps leaving in droves and revinues have to be suffering. eather they shot themselves in the foot or they actualy want to kill the game. if the first a major rethink and revamp needed bad.