One of the longstanding problems with the Minmatar/Amarr warzone is the geography. The Amarr warzone (Devoid and The Bleak Lands) is quick and simple to traverse. It's very circular in nature with multiple paths between systems available. The Minmatar warzone (Heimatar and Metropolis), other than the Dal-Amamake-Auga-Siseide loop, consists of a single pipe. The only access to the majority of the warzone, through a single chokepoint at Hofjaldgund. A number of cul-de-sacs spring from this pipe. It's a very difficult section of the warzone to attack, while being exceptionally easy for the Minmatar to defend. Other than the occasional roam, the Amarr generally ignore the majority of the Minmatar warzone.
The following map is the current state of the Minmatar-Amarr warzone geography.
The Minmatar have more systems under their control by default. I'm not overly concerned about this particular inequity. The larger problem is the geography itself. The difficulty of waging war within the Minmatar regions versus the Amarr regions.
What needs to be accomplished is broadening the Minmatar warzone, creating more stargate connections to allow for multiple points of ingress (or egress, as the case may be) into Metropolis in particular. This eliminates Hofjaldgund as a chokepoint, and opens up Minmatar systems to same level of access as systems in the Amarr regions.
I've added four new system connections to the map below, coloured green.
Now, I don't suggest that this is the solution. It's a possible solution, but may have problems of its own. I do offer it up as a starting point of discussion.
Apparently CCP approached Hans, back at the CSM Summit, with questions about the warzone, what might be done to fix it. They were more than willing to look at ways to fix the geography. Hans' response, according to the Hans Visits Fweddit discussion, was to ignore the request, because no Amarr had come to him specifically to discuss the issue or offer up changes that might work.
Hans wonders why he's called out for his Minmatar bias at times. He's stated that he himself knows the Minmatar-Amarr geography to be problematic, but he wasn't about to offer up any solutions of his own accord. The Amarr were going to have to come to him first. What an amazing representative we elected. Why should he have to ask folks to help on the issue of geography, to inform people that CCP would like to address the issue? He's Minmatar, the warzone inequities are to his side's advantage, after all. So, he was going to wait for the Amarr themselves to bring it up, which they never did. (I doubt any Amarr even knew it was an issue that CCP had placed upon the table, something they were willing to devote resources to fixing.) I hope that it isn't too late to fix the issue, given Hans dropping the ball in this regard.
So, before it's too late. Let's discuss the warzone. Maybe this is something that could get done for Retribution 1.2 or 1.3. Let's see if we can not push CCP towards making changes, let's as a community succeed where Hans has failed.