The BBWAA clearly needs to weed out the guys who aren't actively covering baseball, no doubt. Guys have been tossing single votes at guys they covered or whatever who they knew had no chance for years, it's hardly a big deal, unless they had 10 other guys they were going to vote for.
But let's face some facts here - the reason you (and many others) are fired up about the process this year is because you disagree with the writers on what to do with confirmed and suspected PED guys. Other than that, you have Biggio, who probably lost out on the segment of voters who believe "1st ballot" is special, and will get in handly next year. Creating a smaller group of media folks and putting them in a room together isn't going to solve that problem, unless you handpick guys who don't care about PEDs. Quite frankly, I'm not sure there's any group in baseball right now that you could hand the voting to who would come to a consensus on letting all these guys in. And if you've paid attention to coverage of the Pro Football HoF voting in the past, you'd know that that room is every bit as rife with politics and agenda as the writers' vote.