If it were solely for having an easy source for dilithium I'd agree. grind whatever mindless task is, however, not enough.
I want to have a tiny bit of fun while doing that.
And I want it to be social at teh same time.
Cryptic destroyed that possibility for now.
It's either advance (which will never end by the way, they will always introduce twice as many resource sinks than you can fill) or be a social player who has fun but only until it stops fun because he is falling behind... great choice...