Who is the "you" and "your" here? I'm an individual voter. If delegates from my state aren't going to represent my vote, why should I care how many of them there are?
BTW, the guys in the smoke filled rooms who are elected officials or registered candidates ARE the party. The voters ARE NOT the party ~ never were ~ nobody even thought they should be ~
I think a lot of rank and file Republican voters believe that it is their votes that should matter in the primary.
When a state nominating convention is held it is the case in some states that all registered voters willing to attend that convention get a vote and they get a chance to directly meet with the candidates.
That might work out just fine for professional political types, or those who have a job that permits them to act as a full-time pol. For the rest of us, we read, pay attention, and vote. And I don't think we should lose our voter just because we don't want to hang out with a bunch of political wankers for a few days.
You seem to believe that the votes/opinions of activists should count for more than the votes of other voters, which is sort of the same rationale propelling groups like OWS. I don't.