So, after playing for awhile and talking to the player base, I'd like to give more open feedback in an effort to help balance out some rather obvious issues.
Recruit play should be Tier 1 only. Protect your new players.
Veteran play should be Tier 2 and 3. (you really don't want to have tier 3s be such a painful experience thus losing players at this level and you're not in a tier 2 very long as it is, so the seal clubbing here will be relatively minor by comparison to what is happening now......so this is the best of a bad situation).
Legendary should be Tier 4 and 5 respectively (this will rejuvenate the nearly dead legendary queues and while seal clubbing of tier 4s will inevitably happen here, there are theoretically enough modules and enough xp at tier 4 to make up for it).
Again, this will rejvenate the almost dead legendary queues and stop the seal clubbing of Tier 3s at the same time.
That's my suggestion.
Let the naysaying commence.