The more perfect solution would be to make the Bass drum a remote or cable operated device which could be moved to a more advantageous position in relation to the kit, allowing toms to be set at a reasonable height and within a reasonable circle of reach.
Don't hold your breath that this will catch on rapidly, the status quo has a lot of inertia .... Drum kit setups of today still mimic the big band era of the 1930s and 40s...
If you completely disassembled your kit and then started to assemble it bit by bit, based on how you play, What would it look like in the end? Bet it would not appear as kits do traditionally.
You would have to re-think micing in the studio as well. The overheads or the Glyn Johns method would be foobared.