yea, I know what you mean I did the same thing but I dont think that they will be able to do it with existing accounts in the future
The only way this could be "fixed" is if EA themselves agree to allow persona switches from one account to another. That way you could move your existing character to a new account and keep all the time and money put into the game.
This wouldnt be too hard to impliment providing that EA have the management tools on their accounts to be able to do this. They could even charge a small fee to do this as it would be on an as and when needed basis and couldnt be automated since it would require physical changes to accounts.
Maybe something for EA & Aeria to discuss.
Thought EA would jump at the chance to make more money,