By now the voting should be over. I will admit to slight disappointment with the last CSM for their overly focused on low sec priorities but what can you do. I love how The Mittani rages about dirty politics and vote buying as I judge him to be most likely to engage in such antics. As such I predict that the odds are good that the two following people will be part of the CSM:
The Mittani (hey, it's Goonswarm - of course he'll get in)
Selene (ex Selene, ex CCP Abatur)
For the rest, I really have no clue. I must admit to being Meh on most of the candidates. I believe the CSM is focusing too closely on nuts and bolts details. There needs to be more idea discussions to try and work on some of the major problems we currently have with sov warfare, pvp, and the economy in EVE. We all know CCP has some problems with execution but there are also problems at the grand design level that should probably be addressed.
We're well along enough where some clear principals of how EVE operates should be clear. The problem comes when you have internal inconsistencies and what not. There's also the problem of lack of follow through with established subsystems.
I think this CSM is going to have many more internal dissensions than the previous one. We'll see.
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