Local Conditions dictate how the game can/should be played. I can fully understand your perspective.
Out here, it looks like the consensus is that its better to separate the springer and pcp rigs amongst other things. Under nice weather conditions, we've seen more folks show up with their springers for Hunter Class since making the change this year.
Its pretty amazing how well some shooters can shoot with their sub 12fpe rigs isn't it?!?! As you know, we've got a couple of those sub 12fpe shooters at my club that can do pretty good, even in the wind, with their springers and puffer guns!!!
Take it easy and good shooting man!