@Chris I do thoroughly enjoy it and enjoy it as representative. And will continue to do so until such time as the pinnacle of the sport becomes the equivalent of Real Madrid v Manchester City.
What you seem to be proposing, or at least excusing, is to allow countries with the biggest chequebook to assemble the most talent.
That is wrong whether I can influence the eligibility criteria or not.
The current eligibility criteria grew out of a world that no longer exists and should be changed, or more specifically tightened. Railing against the wind? (is that the correct metaphor? ... googling tells me it is actually an idiom ... and perhaps doesn't quite fit... but I digress). Maybe. Doesn't mean I shouldn't express an opinion on an internet forum, even if I can't change your opinion. (Where is the Alannis emoji?)