Not only is this topic now a top level discussion in the NFL and more likely there will be changes in the offseason, but one of the ideas proposed is to basically make all kickoffs punts but for what otherwise would have been an onside kick anyway.
The end result would be basically no kickoffs and many fair catches as is the case now with punts.
The major reason in my view that such ideas to eliminate kickoffs have more traction than many had thought would have at this point is due to the legal threat and liability as likely will only increase if the kickoff is left as it is now. They could care less about the quality and spectacle of the game, as the fans will show without kickoffs too as we have fewer of with returns than ever.
Definitely I will be staying north for my special teams fix though I am surprised that wedge blocking on kickoffs, which is a variant of the historic flying wedge outlawed over a hundred years ago, has not been outlawed in the CFL too as it was in the NFL only starting in 2009 if I recall correctly.