Obviously ncsoft (west) dont care, as soon the upgrade table changed, the crystal up on f10, (or were they there long before the change?) they want to limit your progres, then force you to go f10...
For them money comes 1st.
Take for example scales/oils and mats.
Just like moonstones/soulstones from way back, you get limited, now you get stacks of them, nowhere to stash)
They all up on f10 for crazy amount of $$ in the beginning, and until they are worthless, will they then offer it to you for free via events, such as soulboost/mastepass battlepass. For most people who rush progressing, those events, it's useless. We all tried suggesting the forums to increase the drops via events/dailies but they wont care, as it will impact they $$. they will keep it on f10, untill it's no longer relevant, rince and repeat.
Cm here have no power.