With the droid brain drop incoming, to me it feels like we are about to be hit with r10. It has been expected for some time, but my theory is:
The whales and krakens have already whaled on rex and kneesaa to r7 (or more), so they can now whale on increasing their stores of droid brains for when r10 inevitably comes. When r10 does then drop, they can continue their happy whaling.
This is not about whales and krakens (which the game needs), just my throughts that it is coming and will be coming very soon. I suspect in the next few weeks, but almost definately before the end of the year. 'nuff said.