Couple ideas I'd like to throw in the soup here. I think this whole thing could use a lot more transparency, numbers, decision process, etc...
I can't believe they went ahead with the lottery: they had to be sitting there on the 23rd with the rough results. I'm not thinking they knew exactly how it was going to turn out but to my mind they could have made some rough estimates something like - looks like 20, 40, 60, 80 % of our tickets are going to go to scalpers if we run this. And if they weren't having discussions like that they should have been.
How about giving us the numbers now. I don't think it would be too difficult for BMorg to run some casual surveys and come up with figures about what percentage of each tier went to scalpers. At this point it is obvious that scalpers got a lot of tickets, it can only serve the community to have some estimates on the road ahead as well as help consumers make good buying decisions. Scalping is not a new science, BMorg should higher a consultant to give us information/educate us on the best time to buy or what a good scalped price is likely to be. I guess a how to guide to buying a ticket stickied at the top of this forum would be a good idea.
Ackk, my mind is racing again.. better shut up