This is a good move. The new Widget and Gizmo bps require Sweat, Nova and Blazar (as well as Basic Sensors, etc) and the fact that Nova and Blazar are only coming off noob mobs means there's a fair markup able to happen for noob loot.
The problem is, the average hunter doesn't normally camp bots, so you only get small amounts of it. I had some in storage the other day, the markup was 110% but due to small amount couldn't auction. So Doctor TT had a great dinner that day.