I know there are million things on that but as long as we play the game this will be the most discussed topic up there, and besides if there's the slightest chance that it can influence someone over at CG do alter things I'd prefer it to an image macro.
The problem itself is the randomness as well as difficulty of obtaining the gear. Also the fact that the gear acquiring stays the same even if the gear levels rise. Take for example [this](https://swgoh.gg/db/gear/002/mk-1-baw-armor-mod/), [this](https://swgoh.gg/db/gear/011/mk-1-cec-fusion-furnace/), [https://swgoh.gg/db/gear/034/mk-1-sienar-holo-projector/) as well as [this](https://swgoh.gg/db/gear/025/mk-3-blastech-weapon-mod/). All low level gear but due to the fact they are needed everywhere makes you spend precious energy which you really shouldn't in the first place, to farm them every now and then. Those are the gear pieces that have been in the game since its conception and it hasn't gotten 1% easier than to acquire between now and then.
Moving on to, mid-level gear. This is surprisingly easy and is how it is supposed to be. Most if not all are available through the guild shop where you can obtain their 20 part pieces except for one. The dreaded [MK 3 Holos](https://swgoh.gg/db/gear/102/mk-3-sienar-holo-projector/). These pieces are not only needed for MK 5 Furnaces but for higher levels of gear.
The high-level gear. This is where it starts to get trickier, these are mostly [Stun Guns](https://swgoh.gg/db/gear/117/mk-5-akt-stun-gun/), [Stun Cuffs](https://swgoh.gg/db/gear/112/mk-3-czerka-stun-cuffs/) and the occasional other 50 piece purple (MK 5 Detonators, MK 4 Chedak etc). They are available via fleet shipments at 5 pieces and drop from Rancor raids depending on the RNG.
The top-level gear, the gold gear. These are absolutely horrible. They very rarely drop from the AAT raids, they are available from fleet shipments but the problem with them is the fact they are hardly farmable. It is 99.9% better to buy them outright with crystals.
**Addressing the Problem, Part I- Low-Level Gear**
This should've been resolved long ago. If it is possible to add Lv85 only interactions, it should be possible to make sure that whenever you are getting drops from a node you should get MULTIPLE copies of grey/green/blue gear. This would completely resolve the problem surrounding that issue and it would not trivialize the gearing in the low-levels.
**Addressing the Problem, Part II Mid-Level Gear**
This is simple as well. Add MK3 holos to guild shop. It isn't as drastic as changing TAC challenge (which is another problem raised by the community) and there is still opportunity cost of buying these. Make them cost slightly more than the others, who cares. Just add these to the guild shop where they shouldn't have been taken out in the first place. That is just shady business practice and one of the many reasons I haven't dropped dime since Spring 2016.
**Addressing the Problem, Part III High-Level Gear**
They are somewhat okay to be honest. The third 50 crystal refresh has helped alleviate the problem and if you combine that with the occasional fleet buy it isn't unlikely to have a full cuff/gun in 4-5 days depending on how lucky you are. But this isn't to say that it shouldn't be addressed. One way to resolve this issue is to get rid of challenge gear from Credit Heist/Training Droid/Assault Battle/Forest Moon (type) events and add 2-4 pieces of the high-level purple gear to the loot tables. It would still be subject to RNG but given the fact that these events are once a week at most, it'd be normal.
**Addressing the Problem, Part IV Top-Level Gear**
Decrease the RNG of challenge gear from hAAT. Nothing more to say. The drop rate on the gold gear (and the purple counterparts) is so horrible that it is impossible to farm them via energy. You either hope for a lucky raid drop or buy them via crystals. Decreasing the amount of challenge gear you get from hAAT would significantly help in getting the pieces that are needed. To be honest, either they shouldn't have been farmable at first place like some or have equal drop rate to high-level gear. This place in-between situation results in no one farming those.
Yes, this is another gear post. Yes, downvote all you want if you are that type of person. This sub works wonders in communication with CG regardless of what portion of the playerbase frequents it. A common example I'd give is /r/dota2 (and probably other MOBA subs), Valve has probably the least amount of direct communication in terms of gaming companies and you'd be shocked to see how far the feedback/bug reports/suggestions on that sub go and get implemented.