Whats the point in 'buffing' everything so every one is more suited to frag?? A balance would suit everyone and not just people who want to frag.
Changing / lowering prices of gear seems a way to increase the amount of shooting going on as rebels wont value there gear as highly, not a good thing.
Adding things to rebels to give them more to do, seems the best option and a simply change in prices wont do much. Cops have things such as tasers, hunters, mk1s and all this for free, Havoc have the ability to rob anyone they please due to large numbers, in turn kitting everyone including privates with full mk1 load outs. Civs have loadouts for 700k, get targeted by both large factions, have to fight them at every cartel, every airdrop etc.
The issue in my opinion is the way the white listed factions are run / how they play. changing prices wont stop havoc robbing everyone for gear, nor will it stop cops wanting to fight with all there free equipment. Rebels need a place to be with other rebels, hence my suggestion on the rebel zone, where airdrops and such should be. Its a simple addition which can be revoked if it does not work, and could steer away from the problem of cops and havoc being at every situation possible.
I have 60k on my account, and feel the price of gear is fine.