Why can't we have an easy decision for a change (or at least a straight decision between two people...)
Ranking this lot is honestly like trying to rank brands of Marmite. They're all fantastic and any reasons for choosing one over the other are flimsy at best. But oh well, here goes. Rising_Dusk gets the nod here because lord knows he deserves it - he's only been around a short time (relatively) but the amount of energy he puts into the project and just about everything is pretty phenomenal. My hope is that he will be able to use this energy to push into every discussion about the CAP and keep it going - the worst thing to happen to a discussion is when it goes circular. As to the others, I'm sure I said at one point that I'd never apply to be TL until zarator had been one; I trust him entirely to be an excellent Topic Leader, as I would the others, but ultimately I've seen enough of RD's abilities to know how well he can perform.
Good luck to whoever wins.