What about Conferences?
Copied/pasted from a different thread, I have something that I would like to hear opinions about:
"It's time for an eastern conference and a western conference. Less is more. 24(+?) from each go to NAs, host X strategically timed/placed qualifiers in each conference, and the top 24/X from each tournament qualify."
This idea has been talked about here and there, so I'm not taking credit, but I couldn't find a dedicated thread. It's written in reverse order, but you get the drift, right?