1. Absolute agree with scrapping team format
2. I've toyed around with IAAF Scoring Table ideas for years, was a big fan of Visa Championship Series, but I think only nerds like myself cared because they were the only ones who knew how it worked
3. IAAF Scoring Tables are broken, pay me enough and I might be able to fix them, no guarantee
4. From an administrative standpoint I like this idea, from a spectator and particularly athlete standpoint I'm not so sure. I imagine they like the fact they're only racing the 7-12 athletes in their race. We need to decide what we want track to be about, times or places. I particularly like times, but I feel I'm in the minority.
5. My grand idea internationally is developing a world ranking system that actually works and is then used as the basis for allowing athletes into meets (ie. Tennis, Golf). Does this increase popularity, almost certainly not, but it at least gives athletes something tangible to work toward (understand how to access certain meets other than connection, networking, politicking). That said we need a stronger second/third tier of meets. Drop Diamond League back down to maybe 6 meets (like Golden League), except these 6 will now be two day affairs consisting of all events for both sexes. The second tier becomes one day meets in current DL format. Third tier can put on whatever events they want. This spreads the sport around more for athletes/spectators and domestically the meets would fall into the IAAF tour, hopefully providing a bit more guidance/oversight.