Looking back at that thread, I think the problem with that thread was that everyone was setting their expectations a bit too high... when you've got players clamoring to play the Amyrlin Seat, the Dragon Reborn, The Forsaken... even the bloody Blight... well... I think that level of scope's a little bit too massive. I think things would run much more smoothly if everyone sticks to playing normals. Well... if you can call Aes Sedai 'normal'. There's nothing saying that the plot, if we have one, has to be as far reaching and epic as the one of the books.