It's correct. It's more a result of the broken loot tables (hence lack of non-battery/food items) which results in a lack of credit flow, thus a 5k Common Deflector Dish (I or II) from a stock NPC vendor can bankrupt you at level 7-8, and 1 mil + bank tabs seem like they'd be forever out of reach.
EDIT: For those who were in the CB, you know the difference between the loot tables in OB/Now and the old CB ones with the frequent "common" loot drops (white items).
1.23 million for a tab, no prob. Just loot 20550 batteries, that's all it takes. And in Beta there was more money floating around because items sold for more for one and also there were duping exploits that gave us extra money flow. No type of crafting = no income flowing through the economy.
WTS: Rare white Tribble.... This is the one you need to equip if you're gonna pwn everyone in PvP... asking paltry 15 million energy credits, this is nothing compared to how uber it will make you... and EnergyCreditWarehouse.com is having a special if you buy 100 million credits, you get a free power-level!