I can understand your position but points deductions might be the only thing that concentrates the minds of owners.I think it sucks! Perhaps Somerset could simply withdraw from competing for the season making the contest more even,, same goes for Saracens. Screwing up the contest punishes everyone whilst fines are more direct.
I would not be against the principle of demotion or a denial of promotion if an aspiring team from a lower division was guilty of malpractice.Docking points would be fine if said points won were awarded to the opposing team that lost the game. Automatic demotion as was given to Glasgow Rangers might be a better sanction as it offers restructuring an renewal into a better entity, rehabilitation matters after punishment.
I think former England rugby union captain Will Carling's comments about the men who ran rugby union in the 1990s when he described them as 'old farts' probably still holds good today and not just with rugby......Thus proving non playing rules are inadequate. Equally keeping lawyers busy. The governing bodies create the framework for competition but not the game laws since those were before governance. e.g., How was Rugby football created? How did two rugby codes evolve? Result......wing and prayer governance!