They increased the XP rewards from class missions and planet story arcs in 4.0. Plus the amount of Major XP boosts you acquire from said missions makes it a hell of a lot easier.
Anyone know if it's worth it to just sell materials rather than trying to craft end products? Scored some purple lightsaber schematics and drained a lot of money just to craft a few. Will have to see what kind of returns I can get out of them.
I guess if you're lucky and get the double crafts on the expensive ones you'll end up racking in the credits. Not that making money in this game seems like that big of a deal. Run the heroics for the galactic command for a few hours and you can easily get a ton of credits. (more so if you get something worth selling on the market as drops)