You worry that I'm "fiddling while Rome burns". I believe in accountability to the membership, so I have to take your concern seriously even though it requires a response that is uncomfortably self-serving.
I have faults as a Board member, but they do not include laziness, inattention to pressing business, lack of anticipation or slowness of response. Of course my saying this doesn't make it so. You'd need candid unbiased private opinion, and you are welcome to request it from any source, including Brian Graham or any Board member.
Or you could consider the very point you raised, attention to issues that are important to new and renewing members. I consider the two most urgent of these to be smoking and consideration of new membership categories. Smoking 2012 is a done deal. I raised the need for expedition in this matter, and the Board acted promptly. The Office has already raised the need for new membership categories. I expressed enthusiasm for the idea, and made the motion to have the Office move forward with the development of a specific plan. It's "in the works" as much as it could be, and if you have any specific recommendations you could contact the Office directly.
What else would you like me to be working on? I'd be happy to consider it, and even give you an opinion about it.