Yes. The main problem is that the current system promotes reliability and discourages risk taking, both mechanical and racing risk. If the difference between DNF and 7th place is 0 points you take more risks to reach the points.
Sorry but do I understand you correct?
Drivers taking not enough risks to get in the points anymore with the current first 10 given points?
It is that Gasly had bad luck and less than stellar races that he missed out on the top 6 but otherwise, only three teams and 6 drivers had scored points with the old system insstead of 6 teams and 9 drivers.
Imagine that Gasly had indeed made the top 6 every time and that there had indeed been only three teams and 6 drivers with points. Good chance that the outcry about the predictability of F1 nowadays had been even larger.
Or do you only care about those three teams to begin with, since your favorites are among them so who cares about the others?
Nowadays the top 6 in a race is virtually locked up, the top 5 is.
Leaving 15 others to fight for a single point.
And even within those 15 you have some that have a way better chance to gain points.
I think that right now the current point score works, it give `the other 7 teams` at least four point scoring positions to fight for and thus more chance of achieving something than that it would be if the old top 6 score was maintained.
Apologies in case I did misunderstand you.