I don't think any change is necessary.
We actually don't want "external" users coming in here with no idea how to use the site and messing up the taxonomy of tags. However during beta the thresholds are already very low to earn the prigs to do this.
If you are completely new to Stack Exchange you will need to earn 150 rep points an order to add tags. This can be done with just a handful of posts and that should give enough time to get the basic hang of things.
On the other hand if you come from any other stack exchange site where you have 200 rep already the system assumes you know some of the basic ropes so it fast forwards you 100 points. That leaves just 50 you need to earn in a now community that you just dropped into the first time. That is already VERY low.
These will go up after we get out beta and have more established taxonomy practices.