Yeah, that's what I thought. Even if you get good bots and items, but you can't upgrade it to relevant levels. Then it's still better to have old bots and weapons that can be upgraded faster to better levels.
I agree, that's the only thing I can think of. Better profit through gold purchase from users. They should put workshop 2.0 in top priority so that f2p players can gain more ground instead of introducing more and more component bits and weapons.