i can't help thinking all this voting malarkey is a bit too convoluted. I'm also trying to work out why Nice, Switzerland, Roth and Regensburg were well populated but others not so much? If we find the answer to that, we may have our solution.
its apparent that what ever decision is made will not suit everyone.
Will a vote will make it any more successful? I suspect Symes has it spot on.
I'm also not sure why we cant go back to places we've been before. The talk is often of attracting newbies who won't have been to these places anyway. it might be better to just put the popular ones (Switzerland, Austria, Nice, Majorca, Et al into a hat and draw them out to dictate the next five years of the champs).
there will always be pirates at Lanza and Outlaw regardless. So those will always be options for peeps who don't want to sail on the ship.