Just spoken to Paul in game and he went over things briefly with me.
Obviously they've spent a long time debating this and found 3,000 to be the best number to set it at, quite how they came up this number I'm not sure but I respect the time they must have spent coming to that conclusion.
I'm still iffy on the situation, it just seems far to low for my liking, even something such as 50,000 would be good, but obviously Jagex feel that's far too much.
The 10% thing I suggested earlier wouldn't work, that'd end up getting up exponentially (doubling each time) until the required amount was "transferred". Same with the "Within 3,000" suggestion someone else made.
Paul also said the 3,000 limit most probably won't change and that even if I did persuade him it wouldn't do any good
I suggested he made a topic on the forums about it to stop (some) of the idiots protesting like morons.
At the end of the day, Jagex are doing this to try and benefit us by stopping the autoers/real world item sellers, sacrifices have to be made and unfortunately this was at the cost of 1 vs 1 staking.
Look on the bright side, now you have a chance to win 64x what you staked, more than worth the sacrifice imo!