I'm in a similar camp with a lot of the people that have been grinding pretty hard over the last few weeks. I would definitely have appreciated a more substantial compensation lump as I too feel like I missed out on an easy 200K credits and XP (ground my way all the way to the top of the ship tree, thank you very much!). Moreover, like a lot of other people that have put in the time I would have greatly appreciated an equivalent XP package instead of credits. The grind for my desired modules on the Nevis is absolutely unreal, and I would very much like to skip the excruciating grinds for the Onager and potato healer that involve the utterly worthless and broken Ballista and Dola respectively.
But unlike a lot of people here, I'm more than happy to acknowledge that this is more than you had to do, and appreciate the gesture. I'm not sure if I'm about to inadvertently make this thread even more toxic than it already is. The last time I said something like this someone purporting to be a grown-a$$ man threw a temper tantrum like a 12-year old. But I really wanted to say my piece.
As always, keep it up!