Well, I was IN on the next round until it became clear it was (at least to me) that it was going to be a memo and auto box... which I'm not against, but just don't think I can participate because I don't have tons of that stuff laying around to add and I'd be burning $20 to just look through mountains of cards for fun, etc. I'll only participate if I think I can add something to the box.
I have all along thought the box should be inserts and above only... I was kind of questioning why there were stacks of beat up base cards in there to begin with because that's not really anything people want unless it's their team, which BTW I took most Indians cards to help thin it out.
It's also funny because as I would read updates of people getting the box, you felt like no one was stepping up and taking nice things but just continually loading the box up in a better way BUT to find out from you, people were in fact not making it better...
Here are some of my thoughts as you think about what to do...
(1) At the very least, keep the box and revisit in the Summer... give people some time to maybe rethink getting in, build a stack to add to it, sending you stuff, etc.
(2) Next round make it a rule and strict rule to take pictures of what you're taking out (not just one sky high pictures of your floor with tons of cards laid out) and then pictures what exactly you added. Not trying to micro manage but the box shouldn't come back to you and be in such terrible shape to where we need people to send in cards to get the box even ready to send to other people. At the very least it should come back to you in similar or equal shape to keep it going.
(3) Get the people who have sent cards to load the box included this time... maybe instead of them sending card in to start the box they could just participate and show some members how it's done.
(4) If you do decide to "blow it up" I would punt to the free to go home thread and that'll at least add value to the board and hope to get new people more active in there... it's a great thread but damn if new people just aren't jumping in, which is funny because it's free stuff being offered