You hit it on the head. Only speaking for last season, ITC was moved to try and balance car count. The current crop of IT-C drivers seems to play very well with others. They should not view that as being punished for playing nice.
As for Run groups, and Run group order,,Impossible to please everybody.
It does seem most fair to rotate, but it seems there is less total outcry when there is no rotation.
Again, not to punish, but running small bore open wheel at the end of the day makes sense , as the closer the club runs to the end of the day ( attempting to use as much of the race clock as can be done )
the likely hood that cars may need to be loaded by hand- not running. The current status of the run group ( lower car count , very light cars ) does help the track, and all others.
It can be very tough to make " perfect" run groups. A lot of classes, a fixed count on run groups, and an 8 hour window to get it all done.
If you have concerns, or better yet solutions, be sure to forward them to the comp board.
I am sure the current board is no less able than other boards in the past to adjust, if a proven need is there.
Remember, car counts per class change year to year.
You start with a plan, but attendance after you made that plan sometimes creates a need for change.
Drop a friendly note,( not to me ) you have nothing to lose.
I have full faith that Jerry, Bruce, and the rest of the board will keep eyes on things.