I personally think we should be able to buy steel. Maybe what they could do is only allow a one time purchase of 30000 steel so you could buy any ship you want after having maybe 1000 battles. Because for me i play warships everyday for over 5 hours on weekdays and as much as i can on the weekend and i still can't get a stalingrad which im wanting but i try as hard as i can and i still can't get a lot of steel. My other idea is they could allow coal be exchangeable for steel. I would pay lots of money for steel for 30000 steel pay over 100 dollars. So many people want steel i think it would also help wargaming make some money off of it and they could use it to deveple more ships for world of warships.