Great question! Amidst all of the changes I forgot to talk about what happens with current Unassembled Components (UC). With 5.6 we will be increasing the UC that each player has by the same rate that the item costs are increasing. This way they retain the same value.
Basically it is this: The cost of items for UC has been increased. The UC Mission rewards, etc have been increased by that same rate. The UC that you currently possess has been increased by that same rate. -eric