I'm speaking as a fairly long term user of stack overflow. I have just asked a question relating to a particular module for the laravel framework and was shocked to see that you need a rep of 1500 to create a new tag - (I was hoping to create a module specific tag).
This seems like a very high limit. I understand that a limit needs to be in place to prevent muppets from creating duplicate tags and to stop the numbers getting out of hand but this seems like quite a high bar.
Could you not ease us into it a bit maybe with a lower rep limit but with a monthly/yearly limit to the number of tags a user can create at lower reps.