I agree that there are some SL drop rates that could certainly do with a review, and that should have been done ages ago.
Not sure I agree with you about the nodrop tags removal though, I’m personally in favour of mechanics that encourage ‘farming’ for what you need, rather than to sell. Nodrop tags are a good thing when they work like those in TOTW, e.g. dark memories, i.e. they encourage a group of appropriate level players to team up and work together to get the items for everyone. IMHO the risk of a yesdrop item being seen as high value and monopolised by twinks/multiboxers needs to be considered.