Yes, but E9 allows 3-4 teams to play-into the Elite division instead of a closed division of 10 teams. So maybe the EHF elite needs a 12 team division, if you insist the 10 founding teams don't have to earn their keep regardless of performance. That would allow 2 more teams to play in and most likely be at least middle of the pack as they are in the E9 and less games against the bottom feeders.
Not a dog in the fight, but why not just have top 4 finishers guaranteed a spot and the rest battle it out for the remaining?
I don't understand the concept of the founding org getting automatic entries. That is accommodating the problem orgs instead of pushing them to fix their issues.