I say that they just combine the meets and call it the Nike Footlocker Nationals. Hold it in San Diego because everyone likes nice weather and it doesn't give anyone a weather advantage.
Have 7 regional meets held the weekend before the race so no one gets an unfair calendar advantage.
The seven regions would be California, New York, Northwest, Northeast, South, Southwest, Midwest.
Have the top 2 teams of every region qualify with 4 at large teams.
And have the top 10 individuals in each region accepted, but you are only accepted as an individual if you are in the top 10. So team qualifying runners like Anderson and Maton in the northwest would finish in the top 10 and displace, therefore only 7 or 8 individuals would qualify from that region.
You would end up with somewhere around 50-55 Individuals every year.
So you end up with races of around 175-185 every year. I'm fairly certain the Balboa course can handle that number, with some minor tweaks to width of path. This system would guarantee the individual favorites would still get to wage battle for the oh so historic foot locker title. But also add the legitimate team race.
These changes would force CIF to move the california schedule back a week, but it would also allow all the divisions to be merged in one race for the regional. It would be like the New Jersey meet of champions. All in all, I doubt this will ever happen. Nike and foot locker are too stubborn and selfish in general to settle their differences to make one true national championship. But we can dream.