I'm sorry, but really? I'd not even consider this cosmetic. For 200,000 Dilithium, the Federation Fleet I am apart of gets... exocomps? You guys must seriously be running out of ideas if you're providing us with this. I can't speak for all of my fleet, but I'm not going to be putting a single dilithium crystal towards this.
Not that we have any intention to do this project - all of them are still WAY too overpriced for not much - but, since no matter how many holiday bundles I have purchased, how much grind I did during the winter event, or how many times I try to go and buy them from the Exchange (at RIDICULOUSLY, extortionally high prices), there were NEVER enough of the Bajoran Gratitude Beads to be had to finish the Holiday Fleet SB "Breen Ornament" project! That has even been among multiple toons' daily grinding (fighting snowmen, mining snowball piles, running DOff assignments) among multiple Fleet members - and I'm going to assume the prices will just continue to go up and, if more boxes are purchased, the beads will still be in scarce enough supply prior to the 31st that we'll never reach 250! We are going to be stuck "completing" this project until next Winter Event... I have bumped into quite a few others out there in this predicament as well.
You all REALLY need to think about lowering some of the numbers required for these SB projects, "special" and otherwise, and REALLY need to think about allowing us the ability to abandon them completely, or en lieu of others we decide to take on instead!
(...actually active since November 2010, which may one day be important to archaeologists, but not to anyone else...)