I understand the goal of lumping it all into one big stock grant piggy bank, but I see two very different goals here.
1) Creating compensation packages for *new* executives (note: I would include recent hires like Brian Brothen, SVP of Oncology, if they weren't taken care of initially)
2) Rewarding existing management
As a shareholder, Goal #1 is actually pretty important to me as I want to see this company grow and attract top shelf talent. I believe Goal #2 needs to be tied to tangible results that create shareholder value (approval, uplist, etc.)
My fear with allocating a smaller amount is that existing executives will consume all of the shares leaving us in a pickle when it comes to bringing on new talent.