From a personal stand point I wouldn't like it either, I hunt out of state several times a year, and my best hunting buddies live out of state so it likely would really hamstring getting to do stuff with them.You shut your dirty mouth!
Also, demand might not let up initially, but I have a hard time imagining that you wouldn't quickly start pricing new hunters out of the market and be hurting in the long run. I hear your point though about taking care of the residents. It hurts but I get it. It would probably push a guy like me to move.
In terms of the resource, I think it could likely be a good move. I think if you actually priced tags at "market value" you could eliminate point systems all together, but make enough money to offset not having them, simpler system so less overhead. You would absolutely have to create reduced price tags for certain types of hunts in order to meet harvest objectives.
I guess what I'm thinking of, using co as an example... is where a elk tag in unit 18, costs a NR $450 and then a unit 2 NR elk tag cost something like $10K. Essentially using price to get rid of points... not egalitarian by any means...
I kinda run through this thought exercise and then kinda circle back to the idea that the current system is pretty damn good lol
I like seeing out of state plates on average joe rigs at trail heads and shooting the shit with other hunters from around the country, it's the CA crowd that just moved here, claiming they are locals, who are forcing me to pack in bear barrels, keep my dog on a lease in the woods, and close down entire forests to disperse camping that chap my ass.