It's possible that this might just be me, but I honestly think that in game prices at this point in time (not speaking of retrofits yet, as we don't know the price) are not really low, but not that high either. A lot of people compare buying another $15 dollar game instead of a ship coating, which makes sense- but just the other day my family spent almost $30 to go see a two hour movie- which is over now, and wasn't even that good. We are not complaining that we spent that $30. At least with ship coatings, you can keep them forever. That's just my thoughts
Not to be a buzzkill or anything, but they won't last forever, only so long as this game is online, so just enjoy while it's there.