I think getting rid of the Electoral College in one go is probably not going to happen any time soon, but there have been some attempts at mitigating against its problems. I think about 15 states have committed to awarding their EC votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote, and a small handful of other states have put the wheels in motion to do that too.
The ‘faithless’ electors case was been in the Supreme Court just last week and I *think* (although I don’t know for sure) that SCOTUS has said states can punish faithless electors. Hopefully that acts as a deterrent.
I think slicing and dicing of the electoral is meaningful, but only in certain states which have an impact as you rightly imply.