only problem with scrapping rider aids like traction control is that it limits development of rider aids and them filtering down to mere mortals such as us where ABS and traction control are potential life / limb savers.
Of course you then have racers just leaning on the traction control around corners and it becomes not a matter of how good the rider is but how good your software engineer is. A review of the R1 described riding it fast requiring "leaning heavily on the traction control" around bends. We can't have road bikes designed to be ridden in this way - there's little skill and it's asking for disaster if the system fails and potential issues if an R1 rider hops on another bike....
It's mad to restrict the tyres - they did it in F1 and it immediately got more boring. MotoGP should look at F1 and just do the exact opposite. Having to introduce artificial things like DRS and KERS to enable any overtaking is just stupid.
Where did racing start out? It started out with a bunch of people turning up with bikes / cars that were completely different. Parts sourced anywhere and practically anything could be tried. That's what makes great racing and also leads to innovations for the road and track. If you restrict and regulate it so they all look, sound and ride practically the same you will end up with it being a parade round a track. This is the prototype class where almost anything should be open for trying. If they want to make a bike look like Big Bird then they should be allowed to try it as long as when it's in the air it's still following the track.
Also there is an issue with the TV directors when you're trying to watch a good scrap in the mid field or at the back they love to cut back to two bikes following each other near the front. There's always something happening, it's just whether it is being shown or not.
Oh and the "everyone on the same bike" option should perhaps be rephrased.... unless you want a human pyramid.
And qualifying being a break dancing competition... yes, yes, yes.