I hear you saying that Hunter has done a great job of attracting & keeping shooters... Which begs the question: If it ain't broke, I fix it?
That is, your logic leads to Hunter shooters (at least the bulk of them) being happy right where they are. And the class continues to grow & bring in new shooters.
Granted, you and few others want to change the Open rules (allowing buckets, etc), yet the feedback we get is that Open shooters do not want their rules to be changed!... They're saying: We're not asking for changes, so please don't mess with us.
Just a bit of feedback to add to the conversation.