Over three million skill points and nothing to use them on. :| What do you think a good conversion factor would be? I was thinking something along the lines of 10 skillpoints: 1 net points, but that would probably give everyone a crap ton of points. Maybe 100:1? You wouldn't get as much, but at least those skill points would get put to use.
Although knowing Capcom, I doubt they'd patch in something like this. It would be a nice way to give people an incentive to play Mercs though.
1 point for 1000 skill points sounds horrendously slow. You would need 2 million skill points for just an icon, the cheapest unlockable. They might as well not implement this idea if the gain is so minimal.
I'd prefer something like 1:50 or 1:100. Unlockables should not take forever to unlock, especially when I don't believe there's are reliable way to gain them at the moment.