This was really the first year I participated in the winter festival and the first thing I can say is that 20+ days of a festival is appreciated, but also exhausting and frustrating. I farmed this thing until I ran a groove in the docks.
For whatever reason festivals seem to bring out some serious greed... Almost a scary amount. It's like plat has some how morphed into crack. I couldn't stop. I would run this thing every night so I could have a stock pile of burst kits and sling them in the Harbor for 60k. I had guildies ask me to go quest with them and I couldn't... not if there were 3 instances in the Harbor. If there were only 2, I could quest.
So I would like to thank all of those who would rather pay for kits than jump for them!