Which hurdles do you see as the pointless ones?
Also, what do you consider reneging? Should their side of the deal include letting people come in, people who might be bringing in the virus with them, on the basis that they paid a lot of money for elite status? I don't see the logic in that or any justification in making exceptions for "the elite".
Thailand has done an excellent job of keeping this disease in check. I don't think anyone is going to deny that. Thailand wants to keep it that way. So do I. None of us living here - farang or Thai - want to go through lockdowns, travel restrictions, forced business closings, and curfews again or, worse still, end up with the disease. And anyone not willing to wear a face mask in public and/or not willing to let the authorities keep tabs on your whereabouts, don't even think about going to Thailand.
Many seem to think Thailand is eventually going to give in to economic pressure. So far I have seen nothing to suggest that will happen.
You might as well accept the fact that it's going to be a long time, perhaps a very long time, before you can just hop on a plane, come to Thailand for 30 days, step off the plane on arrival, and go right to your destination to have a fun holiday. Once a reliable vaccine is available maybe that will change, but until then forget it. They're not going to let you in.