I really hope they don’t start talking about bringing back a quota system. Permits are one thing and really not a big deal if they are available outside the ranger station or at the trailheads, but that terrible quota system just did not work.
I agree they should be asking for public input and really visibly advertising any potential changes.
I think it is much nicer without the quota. I suppose you might see more traffic on a weekend day in the summer, but parking is limited at most of the trailheads and you can’t park along the road at some of the trailheads. I haven’t noticed an increase in the number of hikers on the trails when I’m out there wandering around.