I don't think the old system was better; out in the country we have 3 gyms in the village, so under the old system you could get 30. We could go to town and perhaps get some more, but that's not feasible when playing everyday.
The upshot of being in the country is there aren't any spoofers, it's just not worth coming here. Apart from local ones though tbf. We've scraped together a 9 person strong raid group, 3 of them spoof. And for raids they can be pretty useful. In the city I'm sure they gum everything up though, I can imagine how aggravating that would be.
Sorry for saying this, but the old system bred animosity, and newer players in our group that didn't really use the old system don't seem to dislike spoofers as much.
I do miss the stardust though! Thats my biggest issue with it.