I always thought they changed it because if you can trade during the event, people will start trading and completing sets while the event is still running, and they'll be less tempted to spend nuggets on additional spins = less profit.You used to be able to sell them as soon as you got them, and this was fantastic and much fairer, but afaik it was changed to some ambiguous time after the event ends to discourage multi-accounts just farming free spins for the main - giving the mods time to ban multi accounts before they can trade.
I do appreciate that someone looked into improving the steel lined box, but I wouldn't say that the work is done. Removing shop items is great, but there's still too much inside that's absolutely useless. I decided to throw away a few bonds just for laughs and bought 3 boxes during the sale - Granmont's pistol, Goodnight's buckled belt, Carson's checkered shirt. It takes some effort to collect 175 bonds, it would be nice to get at least something for it. I didn't expect to get two new The West fan items immediately, but recipes like "Prepare rose water", named shorts or named slingshot are ridiculous. A new player will find some of these item on a job before they manage to collect 175 bonds needed to buy one of these boxes.
I agree with most of your suggestions, but I'm not sure if this is one of them.Your only Useful contribution [IMHO] has been: "Angus McGuffin" the Mad Scientist, where by which, at least some utterly useless Products and Buff/Consumables can be exchanged for "Actual" Useful Products/Buffs [Example: Today offers: Bonus Medal Exchanges, ie: trade a Purple/Speed medal for any of the three other Bonus Medal options, This is Great of ALL Non-Premuim players and TMK [To My Knowledge] doesn't help Premium players one bit as the medals are only exchangeable for "other" Bonus Medals, but every Premium player(s) already have maximum VIP functions 24/7, so, You [Dolts] need to offer up an alternative option for Bonus Medals that ALL players can choose to exchange them in for.