I know it was a mess. Sucked too because I loved them.
Even if nothing is done to update the hilt I can still use it. Just not in the higher end content like heroics and so on.
I pretty much had +35 stats on everything as a Jedi and would buff up constantly, so for quite some time I was able to get away with using my OR hilt without getting harassed too much in pvp or heroics, but I eventually upgraded to a crafted saber.