What I'd like to see is a system that allows people with the wherewithall (resources) to subsidise people who have fuck all. Right now I can't drop into EB and peel off a deca-C to fix up the next few dozen buyers. Wouldn't it be nice if people with the resources could push a game they loved at the general public. Sort of, peer to peer with pockets. All we have now is people who exhort the "general public" to buy games, with no consideration of the truth that a helluva lot of people around the world don't have that money to spend. Sure you could say they don't have PCs either and that there are probably better ways to spend the money, and you'd be right. Without doubt. I just love PC games.
A fixed time-to-budget release (highly unlikely) would be nice,as would some form of regulation that allowed freeware distribution after 3 years or so.
Of course, in Russia the amount of open piracy has forced (Russian made) legit games to go ultra-cheap..... IIRC, pirated games are something like £2-3, wherease legit games are about £5 and have bonus material chucked in. (This is off a PCGamer article from a fair few months ago, figures may be wrong). That said, I dunno how much the average russian wage is, so it might not be as cheap as apparent.