Ok, Ok. Anyone who has seen my posts on similar subjects probably expects a major anti-council post right now. But you know what? Even though I do have some problems with this, overall I would actually give it my support.
First and foremost though I will reiterate one of my major concerns with any council style system. The limiting of the number of people who vote means that many qualified people might not vote even if they are more then qualified. However, while I prefer a system where that problem does not exist, the revolving of the council members does a decent job alleviating this problem. If something happens that is really against what is wanted by the general people, a new council can always come in to give a new point of view (on a similar note, I don't love the idea of one person getting to always be on it though. Nothing against Nails, but I just prefer all people to have an equal shot and no one to get special treatment). I would still suggest that the council be expanded (by around 2x, but depending on total tier participation), but the general system seems fine.
I would also like to say that I am in full support of the different type of way to get seats on the council. While I am a huge supporter of the purely objective method that the former OU and UU system used, I highly appreciate the fact that some of these seats can go to people who clearly demonstrate the know what they are talking about even if they are not the greatest battler. I believe this system does the very best job of having players strive to be the best, but also contribute to the tier in other ways.
While I still would prefer the ranking system formerly used by Smogon, the move away from that is something to be discussed elsewhere, and I really can't say too much against this plan. Good job.
<jas61292> I record everything
<nyttyn> prove it.
<nyttyn> WHAT WAS THE VERY FIRST THING I EVER SAID IN THIS CHANNEL.
<jas61292> [06/02/12 | 12:43] <NyttyN> Huh what deo you know shelll smash did get banned
<nyttyn> well congratulations jas your stalker nexus has reached an all time high.