I think the new shard store is a great idea in theory, and it could end up being a big improvement for many players, but that it is not being implemented effectively. There are only 6 slots for gear to show up, and 2 of these are always filled with absolutely worthless green and blue gear that no one with half a brain would buy. If CG is serious about addressing the gear crunch, we need more slots and no useless gear (no challenge gear either except carbantis). I haven't seen a single stun gun in there yet. I get that CG wants us to spend crystals, and that the small store selection is designed to get us to refresh it. I have no problem with CG trying to get more crystals like this, but I am saying that it mitigates any alleviating effect that the shop may have had on the gear crunch. I am just as hard up for gear as I was before because the things I need most aren't appearing frequently enough. Anyway, I like the idea of the new store but it needs to be improved. Fleet store currently has 18 slots; bumping the shard store up to 18 slots and removing non-purple gear is a recipe for success.