By the time the bear event hit live worlds, a lot had changed. Many players were not able to get even one bear upgraded to 10. Not everyone has much time to spend on an event as some others do, nor will they spend diamonds on an event. Those bear artifacts will be very useful to many in live worlds, if not in Beta. I do agree, it would have been nice to have a variety of artifacts; but, some are better than none.Those who have a bear/s at level 10 already get no benefit from this FA.
I also agree about the carting library, but find it no worse than some of the other items people have gone nuts over. There is no way to please everyone, but there is a way to make things worse. This game is free to play and it's fun. That alone is something to be appreciated. Most games worth playing have an upfront cost.