That sounds good. It seems to help the community, and it seems to satisfy the publisher... is it elitist? Does it form a caste? If we weed out the people who aren't using the tools, I think that would be satisfactory. But if that wasn't enough, we could always make a quota:
- 66% of subscriptions reserved for "trusted editors".
- 33% of subscriptions reserved for our most active editors who have only been there less than 100 days.
- And if there are left overs after people have claimed them, we open the rest to everyone.
Not sure the details of the contract, but something like that could help ensure there's some "upward mobility" for new users.