The next set of GMTOs, if there is a next set, will not be as wide open as previous GMTOs. I'll not allow wide open suggestions. Instead, I'll convocate a private "conference of the wise", of customers who have had extensive experience with Viberg, and who are understand both that necessity to work with Viberg proactively, to produce a much smaller number of boots that have been OK'ed by Brett. After that, we'll do the votes, etc...
I think that Brett is tired of some of the bickering that goes on here, and the insistence on stuff that just isn't going to happen (5 eyelets, 10 eyelets, everything in stitchdown, etc..) and frankly, that makes my job really difficult as well. So the initial wild west round that we have had, is just not going to happen again.
I AM still dedicated to the collaborative process, however, and so, if the next GMTO happens, I may allow you guys to elect representatives, etc... who would represent your interests. Essentially, we'd go from a direct democracy to a representative one.
I haven't had the pleasure of participating in past GMTOs, but it seems part of the enjoyment comes from sharing ideas openly.
Maybe this new format will make it easier for those involved.