@Mithran, Sorry for necroing this thread as I just found it (these forums are such a mess to find stuff) but I'd like some clarification on the 'semi viable' you use in the poll. You used 'semi-reliable' in one of the different options, is your use of 'semi-viable' just an error and meant to be 'semi-reliable' instead?
I'd also like to clarify my own opinion on the matter as your poll doesn't have an option for how I think gem spawns should work.
I feel like random spawns should not be random, but clustered toward like color generating reliable matches, like we had the first week of Unity, but toned down some.
I totally agree with you that spawners like Wight shouldn't be making reliable 4+ matches for extra turns. I do feel like they should be reliably making matches and spawners that put significantly more gems on the board should be making reliable extra turns.
The Devs were onto something with the combo breaker inversion bug, and rather than totally reversing it, I feel like they should have just turned the clumping down from where it was to something a lot less heavy handed.