Debate is healthy. We are on completely different sides of this and have zero common ground other than we both like the current structure. I see things as very unstable with a need for a fresh start, and you apparently see things as "not broken". Until we both agree that things need to change for sport to survive, this conversation can go no where. If I didn't think that it was necessary to change for our sport to move forward, I would be with you, as I rather like the structure we have right now and it serves my needs. It just doesn't seem like it has worked to me given the current state of wrestling.
But, being a forward thinker, you have to continue to fight Title IX as it is a big problem. But you can't put all of your eggs in that basket because fighting the government will take decades.
Football gets too many scholarships, but it makes so much money, I can't see the NCAA doing whats right in regards to Title IX. They should be reducing the number of football scholarships instead of cutting sports, but we all know that it is going to be hard to attack that cash cow.
So it comes down to making our sport as popular as possible so people want to see it survive. And if we are going to do that, we need to change the structure to be more fan friendly in my opinion. And that is what the current proposal is all about. Making a fundamental change in our sport to make it more fan friendly and marketable to a larger audience. IMO, a really good approach. But clearly everybody doesn't think so.
In the coaches vote, it was about 51% to 49%. So we are about 50/50 as a wrestling community right now.