Yeah but my general question was; given that you know what you are doing, can you have a custom sized quarry that does not load more chunks than what a worst case placed default sized quarry would load?
You can do many things in an ideal way but the problem is that players don't. We found this out long ago in other situations and its is being demonstrated with quarries. That is why sometimes, for the better of the community as a whole, we have to sometimes step in and make 'simple' rules. These rules apply to everyone in order to make things fair.