First, I would like to applaud CG for having several well- balanced farming mechanics.Mods, Zetas, credits, and shard farming all come together very well when attempting to max a character. However, gear, particularly to sub 3.5m players is extremely slow.
I believe at a higher gp this is probably a balanced mechanic- those that had Anakin, Ewoks, Geonosians, etc. geared will not feel this limiting factor. Currently I see these individuals applauding reworks and new character events since they have many of the requirements. However, those of us at lower gp will actually see these as a detriment since we will obviously be outpaced by our veteran counterparts.
My humble suggestion is this: when reworking characters or making older characters required for events, please consider softening some of the gear needed for maxing out these characters. I firmly believe this would increase dolphin- level spending since it would allow a larger player base gp participate.