Yagers problem is that they fundamentally misconstrued the feedback they got from players.
More likely they ran the numbers on cosmetics sales and the red flag was raised.
^This. As much as it hurts, they're still a company with one single goal: To make as much money as possible with as little effort as possible.
I know that this will possibly not be taken kindly, but I'm seriousely thinking about leaving this game and community to safe me from future disappointments. I know "It's their game and franchise! They can do whatever they want with it!". Fine! But that doesn't mean I have to like it and share their point of view.
Kinda regretting buying the full founders pack at this point, as all my friends don't wanna play anymore (Actual quote from a friend of mine: "ugh, starts to sound like world of tanks in space, heck no...", and that hurt me really bad).