As someone who worked on the original strategic plan, and who appreciated the parsimoniousness and salience of that simple metric, I was disappointed when a new strategic plan--one seemingly more complex and discursive--supplanted it. I also feel, like jtorranc, "it's a travesty that, having adopted the strategic plan and the metrics in it, there wasn't a public accounting of the results, including attempts to extract some lessons about what worked, what didn't work and why."
On the other topic... I wish we all could be friends and have some good, clean fun debating climate science. randy and I could be like the Hart Foundation, battling against ... everybody. But, I demure, until perhaps I find myself under a palm tree somewhere after 2 or 3 drinks as my judgment recedes.
@randy--I'm very sorry that you continue to harbor so many grievances at orienteering. But, I don't begrudge them. If it makes you happy, I was never in the club clique either, and didn't get a $600 OCAD license. However, I never did the amount or quality of mapping to feel that I was entitled to one. I did want one, and so I went out an bought it, and it was money well spent. I try to guard against entitlement
, and the problems it causes, (recognizing it is my birthright as a privileged white man, rather than as a poor boy from a poor family) but at the same time, I'm confused, because Lady Gaga says its OK to be born this way.