I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing to have the pacifier. Both mine used one; we did phase it out w/DD#1, although in retrospect I regretted it and instead bought a dozen of the so DD#2 could just grope around, find one, and re-plug herself. (I want to say she worked this out around 5 months but not going to swear to it, as it HAS been 11 years now!) The only issues we had with the sprinkle-them-all-around-the-cot approach was when they got stuck in the bumpers or fell out altogether, but usually w/8-12 in there she could usually find ONE. Both mine, especially #2, came with a HUGE need to suckle on something, and I referred having it be the paci rather than ME.
Looking at the EASY, that is a LOT of feeds. Have you tried, instead of the second E per A time, giving her the paci? She may be looking more to suckle for comfort than to feed, and it would give the breasts time to "refill" for fuller feeds. Too-frequent feeds and you can get a foremilk-hindmilk imbalance and she may not be getting enough of the really rich milk that's more satisfying. I'd definitely be trying to stretch out those E times.
Also, are you getting enough to drink yourself? Make sure you're getting lots of liquid so that your body has plenty to make milk with.