The title to this post isn't a troll. I actually thought of the question while listening to Crossing Zebras #43. Xander was talking with Tyrant Scorn of the Legacy of a Capsuleer podcast and Jadecougar of the EVE Overheated podcast about the poor turnout for the recent CSM 9 elections. All three men have extensive experience interviewing and/or holding debates with CSM candidates so their perspective was interesting to listen to. Perhaps the most important point made was that telling people to vote for something is not enough; people need to have something to vote for.
As part of the process, players have to believe that the Council of Stellar Management actually matters. I believe the body matters or I would not run a website dedicated to following the CSM. But what do others think? What were the five biggest accomplishments of CSM 8? Coming up with that answer could help explain why turnout is so low.
Xander has already responded with a post of his own. I recommend reading the post if for no other reason that he lays out a pretty good way to judge the performance of CSMs. But Xander is someone who kept a close eye on CSM 8, including interviewing members every month. I've also heard from others who actually do keep watch and comment on the events in New Eden that they couldn't come up with five accomplishments. So instead of answering the question myself, I'll throw it out to everyone. What were CSM 8's five biggest accomplishments? Let me know in the comments (or write about it on your blog) because I'm really interested to know.