Well written post SAS03, I agree.
I would love to see some type of ranked playlist, separate from normal public matches, but I don't think the player base is there at the moment. Which is also why I suspect map selection isn't in the game on console. I never have issues queuing into TPP matches (xbox) but I've heard people complain about FPP wait times on the current console build.
I really feel like it would be the BEST business decision for PUBG to go free to play and offer all players who paid some sort of a benefit. Maybe the next survivor pass or two for free ($10-$20 dollar value). This is similar to what CS:GO did back in December on PC. So many more gamers would be inclined to download the game and give it a try - and we've seen this work successfully with several games including the newest BR success: Apex Legends. In time PUBG would make more money off more players buying in game content/survivor passes then the initial $30 dollar investment. Not to mention the media publicity alone with "going free". Time a new content update a few weeks after that to keep the hype building. Then negotiate a cross-play deal with Sony/Microsoft (with increased player-base and revenue numbers to seal the deal - which I'm going to assume again, is how Fortnite and Rocket League got the deal done - obviously business/life is more complicated then that, but it's for sure a possibility).