This Council should be like your doctor: you don't see him/her until something is definitely wrong. The Council - at least in my opinion - was created to give members a place to bring grievances, particularly against the Admins. Obviously, you can't go to the person with whom you are having the problem or even to other Administrators since there is always the perception - however untrue - of "favoritism. Hence the Council. We have been fortunate in that (aside from the business about the GoR), the forum has been free of any real discord - and that's good. But the membership knows we are here and open to any problems they might have. The fact that there really haven't been any, in my opinion, is all to the good.