Originally Posted by NewBie
If you don't want an association no one is forcing you to signup.
This is where the real potential for this to fail comes from. Remember that the acceptance of any organization is based on the perceptions of the potential constituants. If people generally perceive (rightly or wrongly) a team affiliation, or an eliteism, or a focus that they have little to no interest in, then they will not sign up.
So, what does this result in?
If people who have these feelings won't sign up. The membership could be stacked through the attrition of those who have those concerns.