There are far too many rules to begin with, simply amending rules that should have never been on the books to begin with, IMO just complicates it even more. Short of blowing the whole rule book up, starting fresh with more common sense
...Or the ability to use common sense on applying rules vs. being in a box. They should simply eliminate any wording/reference to being able to tamp down/repair spike marks.....Should be up to the player to decide how to go about that, just common flipping sense. And if pace of play was enforced to begin with it ought not make a difference what the rules are....3 vs. 5, tamp spike marks, etc.