NO; we have instant effects for that. (coins) increase NH; we have wonders.
NO; coins from houses; increase your cult
and NO; scout=points=increased power of wonders.
sorry, your ideas would mess up this game and all 'problems' don't exist; you'll have to adjust your play stile:)
no thanks. Tournament is one of the best events of this game. more is not necessary.
Want more rewards? try convincing those unwilling-to-listen-devs to increase the rewards a lot in FA and in the tower.
well, yes; the system sucks, but needing runes? never. through deals, tournament and tactical gameplay, I barely ever 'need' runes.
So; fixing the rune problem by making wonderresearch optional isn't it (for me)