Ok, since everyone else seems to find it useful, here is my thinking (which also informed my vote, since I already voted).
- PEPs that I think will turn out fine
For me, PEP 8012 (Community), PEP 8015 (Community + Steering Committee) and PEP 8016 (Steering Council + Community) are all reasonable. Some details may turn out a bit wrong, but we will have opportunities to fix them later anyway. Whether one is better than the others is not clear to me.
- PEPs that may be fine
PEP 8011 (Trio), PEP 8013 (Semi-External Governance) and PEP 8014 (Anarchy + Gerontocracy) have some interesting bits but also oddities that make them a bit risky IMHO. Still they may turn out reasonable to live with.
- The PEP that I am very worried about
The only remaining proposal is PEP 8010 (New Monarch). Apart from the fact that I am biaised against monarchies, I have a concrete problem with this proposal: who’s going to be the BDFL very much determines whether I could live or not with the result, and that information is not in the PEP.
In particular, since I know the community, I am guessing that there are two particular persons that may both be willing to candidate (based on their personalities and history in the project) and have a chance to be elected (based on their seniority, “clout”, etc.). Of these two persons:
a) one is good-willed, but I don’t think has the emotional bandwidth and solidity to handle the workload of being a BDFL on such an exposed project; I think electing him would be a missed opportunity.
b) the other is so problematic that him being a BDFL would almost be a casus belli.
(there is a single third person that I think could make a decent BDFL, but is probably too reasonable to accept the responsibility (and actually said he didn’t like PEP 8010))