Offwidth, I know you are more "in the know" than the average membner but these rants are doing no-one, especially the BMC any good.
For those* who seem to believe that the BMC is some inwards looking petty political fetish club, let me put your mind at rest.
I've been to the last two/three ORG style web meetings. The first one was very robust, heated and pretty bad with the President coming in for some personal abuse. However, the next two were REALLY well run, effective and seemed to really get things moving. (Shark was there so he might have a different point of view). I've no idea who or what these evil forces/factions/people are that are moving against the current set up but they've not popped their heads up in any meetings I've been to! Things are definitely moving in the right direction.
My day to day involvement is with the Tech Committee and that is going from strength to strength, with a new chair and fresh(ish) new faces that have really embraced the new way of doing things and have a decent schedule of work for this calendar year despite the financial constraints.
Anecdotally, I also bumped into a BMC staffer walking home from the park and they were very enthusiastic about the new (temporary) CEO so from where I stand, thinks look pretty bright!