I don't object too strenuously to past-tense and present-tense; though in my universe these aren't tenses but forms, there's a lot to be said for keeping the lines of communication open between the Young Turks and the Mustache Petes. Future-tense is more problematic, and I really dislike progressive-aspect and perfect-aspect; these again aren't aspects but constructions.
But really, are we going to get anywhere shuffling deck-tags on the Titanic? There's just too much overlap between tags and categories for there to be any hope of redeeming this random and corrupt system bottom-up, with local fixes and adjustments. Here's a (somewhat) organized list of the 80 tags we're dealing with around just verbs, with their use counts:
That's just tag salad. To my mind, what we should be doing is designing a good system of tags, and then do what it takes to implement that.