Why not have a bunch of extra pilots laying around? Have an Imp and Alliance booster packs for $3 or $5 per pack. Specality pilots for ships could be brought out. I know it may seem like CCG's, but it would give one booster pack a way to play several different pilots and it wouldn't cost that much either.
One booster pack pilot & ship card
One booster pack pilot upgrade
One booster pack weapon
What do you guys think?