Y'know, there's a lot of people screaming at the top of their lungs at how the crafting system is evil and a dil sink and that it's dead on arrival and they're gonna close their wallets because of this is obviously missing out on a LOT of the good things:
1) Cheap, easy AP weaponry: everyone wants AP weaponry, but AP weaponry is crazy expensive. Yes, common is vendor trash, but there's gonna be a boon of people who want cheap easy AP weaponry without tons of dil and fleet credits.
2) Easy lower ranked weaponry and gear. Again, people see this as vendor trash. Others will see this as a boon. Don't tell me you'd like your Connie with non-phaser weaponry!
3) EC up the wazoo. You play this right, you'll be rolling in the dough!
Yes, the Crafting is a gamble and you won't get the VR weapon on the first try, but instead of being penny pinchers who want the best for little work as possible, go with the adage "one man's trash is another man's treasure."