Yes when it involves having to scan anamolies and hope you get a rare trace and THEN have to get a large amount of dilithium WHICH TAKES A MONTH JUST FOR YOUR SHIP AT VA.
You're looking at this in the "I'm already at VA" vacuum. Unless you spend all your dilithium re-outfitting your ship at every level to the maximum possible, this will really be "when you get to VA, you'll have all the dilithium you need".
Meanwhile your existing VA character is already pretty well outfitted.
It's not like the day this launches, we all find ourselves sitting on VA characters with no gear.