It just feels so vague to me. There are always going to be people who have more resources that they can throw at their goals, whether it's money or time. I understand the frustration, believe me. I have barely enough money, and nowhere near as much time, as most of the people I ride with.
A recognition program for do-it-yourselfer types would be neat, but I don't really see how it would work for shows where standardization and clear-cut, practical-to-enforce policies are necessary. JMO.
Personally, my No. 1 desire for dressage would be for consistency in instruction. I would just love to see a bigger push for instructor certification, so people could be assured that they were getting quality instruction whether they were in Florida with a $250-a-minute BNT or the middle of a flyover-state with a local $40-an-hour instructor. (obviously some ppl are better teachers than others, which does not always correlate with price, but I think a bit more consistency would be good)