To the grandparent, perhaps you should stop telling us to "open our minds" as if we haven't considered what you're saying and rejected it with intelligent thought? True state democracy is also a very valid alternative to the electoral college.
The idea of weighting a person's vote based on his geographical location is outdated. Saying a person in a small state would have no influence on the vote is the same as saying that you have no influence on the vote of your state's elector. Personally I hold no affinity to my state, and I would rather we had a *fair* voting system set up (weighting and instant run offs included).