the tax would get rid of some of the players sc.. making us have to play more to get it back.. keeping us hooked on the game and that makes us spend more $... and the red token auctioning.. you can give reds in battle dawn.. well you can auction items to get reds here etc if you get my meaning... making reds be able to do more and making us want to buy more reds..
There is a difference however, to give reds you must be a supporter. With this a non supporter could earn reds by selling his gear for reds, as I said before very exploitable and simply does not work.
As a user that would to capitalize on this very exploit (I kid), I would like to be able to get reds.
However you feel about this particular idea, I think that allowing non supporters to be capable of getting reds in special circumstances would be an interesting incentive, where the reward (large game fan base) may be larger than the cost (slight devaluation/inflation of SMC).
On this particular idea, I think that there is a true need to sell SMC. If a particular user has extra SMC lying around, but not enough to be used on a particular purchase, selling it might be the best option for said player. Now I recognize the potential for abuse is there, but shouldn't adjudicating fairness to supporters be a higher value than people getting too much SMC from bidding in auctions for them? Just a thought.