#2, not so much; I think this will introduce a lot of 'accidental selling'. And as a result of that, whining users on the internetz and/or burdening customer support.
(...) for 2-star and up, why would farmers sell the covers? I just don't see how it would be beneficial for the player to have that. If you were transitioning and had no roster spots, wouldn't you just keep it on the vine anyway just in case you run across the HP needed to add a roster spot?