There are news that broker fees and taxes won't be so steep as originally expected. But they are still disastrous.
At first, as I calculated, the February 5.9T broker fees were gained with an average 0.54% fee. With the same skills and standings, the new proposal will be 2.5% average, so about 20T/month extra will be pulled out of the economy. The 9.8T tax was on 0.9% average, with the new numbers it will be 1.4%, that's another 5T/month sinked out. This will turn the about 10T/month total ISK growth to -15T/month. Since people already stockpile, the "active" ISK will lose bigger percentage, causing hyper-deflation. You must understand that if speculators expect ISK shortage, they stockpile it, contributing the deflation. You can already see this at the drop of PLEX price (actually, the PLEX is the point of reference, the value of ISK goes up).
Secondly, people still don't understand that the bigger problem isn't the tax itself, people would learn to live with it with higher vertical integration and out of market trading (everyoney would know that Joe Veldspar is the guy to go to if you want to buy or sell lots of veld, trading is by contracts). The problem is that the broker fee can be hijacked by the owner of New Jita. If they set the broker fee to 1.5% to be competitive, they still grab about 15T/months. That's still half of the output of all ratters, totally passive. They would still be all-powerful.
Thirdly: even if this get fixed, the pure fact that anyone could even think of such nonsense proves an inacceptable level of corruption or incompetence. I mean, why play if some idiot or corrupted dev can destroy everything you worked for in the next patch.
Fourthly: even if they'd implement institutional checks and balances to make sure this nonsense won't ever happen, my personal "relationship" (we never ever chatted, just publicly defame each other) with CCP Falcon is so hostile that it's impossible for me to return (he would surely go after me and I'd never contribute to his salary by paying/luring in paying players).
Fiftly: even in the case of institutional checks and balances and firing Falcon I would be totally broke since I sent everything away. My 3-4B/hour needs about 1T assets to be rotated. Getting the first trillion would take at least 6-8 months intensive farming and trading. No thanks, I won't go over that again.
Sorry, my departure from EVE is final.