#7 speaks loudly to me. Playing as a kid with my Dad and brothers I recall scraping a path through the unremoved plugs on the green so we could putt; I don't ever recall anyone complaining. Clutter on the golf course also comes in here: ropes, stakes, signs, ball washers, divot boxes on par 3 tees...for me, it is all completely unnecessary, but a greens committee somewhere decided all this "stuff" was necessary. Where do you want to wash your golf ball? Before you putt or before you tee off? I want a clean golf ball when I putt so IMHO the ball washer ought to be located next to the green or it shouldn't be there. I've not seen ropes, stakes or signs prevent someone from driving their cart wherever they please so why battle this on a daily basis; it seems a waste of time. The "adjustment" will continue and a balance will be found, but courses will continue to close. I was in Gulf Shores AL a month ago and found the course we played in the State Park 3 years ago is now closed.
You've seen most everything Dave; I say "say it as you see it". It's time the powers of the game start to realize change is good.