One issue raised is the direction the CPA is to take. As I see it, there are two paths. The first is as Casual Players against the rest of the Magic esablishment, which is what I understood the mission statement to be when I signed up. As someone pointed out, is there anything to fight for now? Is the Casual Player being catered to by Wizards? If so, can they do better? I belive that it is the casual player more then the pro or semi-pro player that lines WotC's pockets, simply because there are so many more of us. I don't care how much the purse for the pro-tour is, it is still my belief that we spend more on a whole. The second direction the CPA can take is, as Ura said, as more of a social club. I think this is the natural direction the orginization has taken since it's inception. This direction, I'm sure, is fine with some members and not with others. What do we do? Now is the time for the members of the CPA to come together and decide the future of the CPA. Not to devalue the work and leadership of the founders, it should be rememered that they themselves are not the CPA, we all are. We then all must take the initiative. I open this thread up as a forum for debate on the future of the CPA. Please let it be known what your stand is, and what you would like the future to be. Let us at least try to remain dignified and polite, and to keep our manners about us. One last thing. Perhaps what is missing that could help to guide us is solid and unified leadership. We could, and this is only a sugestion, elect or appoint leaders to help to keep the CPA on one path that is agreed by all, or at least the majority of, it's members.