Please don't think i'm bumping the thread by saying this.
The only problem with the idea you proposed, unclesam, is that it requires that there are sufficient hosts to host such games. I agree that if we make it so that you have to vote a begginer before a stadard, that would draw in more hosts, I'm not sure it would bring in quite enough hosts to get the job done. In addition, look at the current situation. We don't have 1 beginner game in the game listings, so how are we gonna get 2?
EDIT: Agreeing with mekkah, i say we need another game with priority system in circus maximus. More and more people keep joining mafia, and it's reached a point that for each game, only p1 people seem to be able to make it in. By adding more games, we can change that.
ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD