We're going to just have to agree to disagree then.Me, I house ruled as little as I had to to make the game work. And I paid attention to the underlying maths.
You, you want a different game from the one in front of you. And that's fine. But don't ask for advice that you don't want.
I think I just interpreted things differently and found different things fun just like anyone else playing the game. I don't think you're wrong and deviating from one One True Way of playing the game. But yes, I wasn't looking for corrections to be told the Right way but for suggestions to correct things I found problematic before. There's been some in the thread so far (hopefully more will come up) and I'm grateful for that, but you'll have to forgive e for not tossing out what I've enjoyed over the yrs in favor the assumption you're preferences are the Correct Ones.
The thread itself was asking about house rule that were enjoyed and were tempted to use. It wasn't about supposedly 'mandatory changes or making the game 'work'. Heck I noted the opening post that they game 'works' fine as it is.