Oda you were fast this week.
That's what the Eden Equipment is for. Sure one or two items can maybe help the people who are new out. Most that are new aren't going to spend cash on the game though. What about those of us those of us trying to sell gear too?
Why not just add a box that contains like 500m zeny for 1000kp, to help people who are new
Actually the new players in MMOs, statistically, are the biggest spenders. There's an attitude permeating online games with trade and vend capabilities that the easiest way for an absolute newbie to get started is to drop a few hundred dollars on the game's Item Mall and resell the most valuable things they can find there.
Older players have other ways to make money using methods available within the game and so make less use of it, unless something catches their eye. Statistically they are the least likely to spend large amounts of irl money in this manner. Oftentimes the veterans won't even buy direct from the IM, instead waiting for new players to burn their own irl money on it and purchase it from said players with in-game currency.
I actually enjoy the KP Shop items being in for so long, and I'm sure many other players share this perspective. It allows players that are slow to pick up on updates a chance to get what they want for minimal outlay due to an excess of supply. If someone wanted to make a lot of quick money off gear and consumables purchasable with irl money, they should simply hold their stock until those items leave. The truly rare stuff, that is explicitly meant to be rare, is shoved in random boxes with low rates to retain their value anyway.