I get what you are saying, problem is you have to find a category to put your story in, then it turns out it doesn't quite fit your subject, so YOU create a group to put it in, then other people need to subscribe to that group......Can you see where this is going?
I don't think there is anyone on EP checking all this, all they have done is created a "community centre" for all of us to use. My suggestion is put your story in Q&A (which is another mess of categories) and point people towards it with a link, it will give you better exposure and more chance of a response.
Couldn't agree more, although my role as a volunteer goes unrewarded I will address your concerns to the powers that be. If you could do the same it will add weight to the argument.
Sometimes it is difficult to find the exact group to post a story. I end up trying to choose the appropriate from several similar groups.
Yes its disgusting clutter.
I don't even bother checking that section out anymore. :/