I like the penalty 'kick or reset' idea, even when the penalty is in the middle of the field and the kick for touch doesn't help much, we're in no worse a position than we are now. If we want to see less positional emphasis, then removing the easy penalty piggy-back could be the answer. Then if a team finds itself in the red zone, hopefully it will be the result of a line break and some good passing. It doesn't matter so much if the try itself comes from a kick if there's has been some good attacking play somewhere in the set of 6.
I don't think that tries scored from kicks should be devalued though. Makinson's in the GF was very skilful, and involved a good deal of planning, and as such was fully worth the 6 points it earned.