yeah this change was really silly. I feel that it puts newer players that much farther behind since they already have to grind for so much gold for gear to catch up (and yes i know its less than we had to get but still) and now they have to farm gold for buying primers. I've also noticed items like fusion powder is now worthless to sale (was fairly cheap to begin with now it doesn't even sale).
I could understand it if they changed the way/time it takes to craft the crafted primers but since they didn't its really silly and annoying. Your just going to see more and more players with basic