@13nova no I relocated to Florida back in December to be with my family and for work. I had originally wanted to see if I could get people together for a going away thing but mental health got in the way (which is why I also unfortunately missed Ben Roberts' funeral). Hopefully next time I'm back up that way I'll feel up to meeting up with people.
To people advocating giving the Vintage list over to fans like EDH, this is honestly a completely different situation. EDH was a fan-created format shepherded by high level judges that Wizards adopted as a casual format. They let those people keep control over the paper version of the format (Wizards sets the online banned list) because they created the format and had input from people Wizards respect the opinions of. Wizards didn't hand the power over to fans, they just didn't muscle them out. Vintage, on the other hand, had always been under Wizards' watch (or neglect, depending on how you see it) as a recognized tournament format. They aren't about to cede control of it to the fans for that reason, they require their sanctioned formats to follow their guidelines. If EDH evolved into a fully sanctioned tournament format Wizards would almost certainly seize control of the list at that point.
@POXEVERYTURN I would think a big selling point to Norn that the Wurm doesn't have is being proactive. You can drop her to prevent an infestation of Monks from happening until they answer her, where as the Wurm needs to hit after, when it may already be too late.