Among all the bickering and arguing here, at least Kamil and Tensquare get it.
By the way, many of us here do support the game, even if we don't buy premium. I primarily play JP, and I can tell you that if there's been an emote in a gacha scratch banner bonus, I've likely hit it -- all the way from Episode 4 onwards. However, I couldn't justify spending for premium on top of that, because the game was essentially a $50+ /month sub for me at that point.
Now imagine if a player like me was unable to even sell their unwanted gacha items, after spending that much already? Because that's the situation we have right now, if free shop passes aren't reimplemented in NGS. It DISCOURAGES gacha -- which is their primary revenue source -- because you have to spend even more to sell the stuff you don't want. And that's utterly ridiculous.
People really need to stop defending Sega's profits and look at the long-term health of the game as a whole. If most F2P leave due to not being able to make any kind of significant meseta, this game will die -- because, as said before, no whales will bother gachaing if there's no one left to buy their items. You need both. I wish people would understand that.