How can you have redstone be "overpowered". And at what point in time did I complain about mining redstone? I'm not sure how you addressed my suggestion at all...
I think he read the title without reading the OP, and assumed you were asking for being able to craft redstone out of mushrooms or something (which are far more rare and valuable btw).
I support. Make a note that recipes requiring 5 redstone would make 5 of that shape and so forth, so that mass is conserved.