I don't mean any disrespect, but you seem to have such high disregard for rules, what do you think of the Five Precepts?
I, for one, see all the rules as valid. Don't ask me to explain it, it's just how I feel.
Also, as far as removing the minor rules that the Buddha said could be removed, I think the time for that has passed. I don't think anyone in this modern age is fit to decide which rules He was talking about and subsequently abolish them.