The man doesn't "need" network execs to wake up one morning and become different kinds of people with different pressures upon them or a different culture to be working within. He might as well be said to "need" to be ten years younger or six inches taller. Network television is what it is and it's time that we stopped being surprised every time it keeps not working out.
What's the classic definition of insanity? Doing the same thing and expecting *what* again?
Maybe he needs to turn to Felicia Day as a mentor instead of thinking that it's the other way around. Maybe he needs to put more oomf behind the production mechanism that made Dr. Horrible possible.
But one way or another, what he really "needs" is his own Desilu. His own United Artists. Capital, an executive team, and operational support that isn't under the control of Fox or Sony or any of the vast media conglomerates. They are what they are and no number of fan petitions and, let's face it, no amount of series profit will change that. Frankly, by the standards of those kinds of public companies, he's little people and they will never truly change to suit him.
Time for him to grow up and buy his own house. He needs to accept that he has less in common with J.J. Abrams than he does with Woody Allen for, for that matter. Shakespeare. So he needs to get busy building his Globe Theater.
Sooner he does, the better for all of us.