I feel you+1, however overall i think the most hard to get loot from monster should be the card....
As an example i spend hours and hundreds (i not thousand, i stop counting) killing sandman to get the katar...and after 6 cards, i manage to get 1 katar... pretty much same case as Elmo, card is 0.50 and katar is 0.30.
You are right. 0.3% is way too low. At least 0.5% drop would needed.I have to disagree with you guys a little bit. However I feel the pain on the Katar part (as a SinX myself) but I think farming 30-40 minutes was all it took for me to get one Earth katar (had to rebuff 3 times). But you mainly get Elemental katar to add +3 slot to it, so basicly to make endgame gear and that should be as hard as it is now to make. If you just want to have starter elemental damage options, make a seperate account with a Sage, which can enchant your main katar.
Also getting Gloves is a pain, but it should be.