I think that whatever GWE did to the board, good or bad, it did introduce a whole lot of people to PWO that had not even heard of it before. However you view the fallout of GWE, that particular aspect has to be a positive. And I suspect that those involved in the negative aspects will come around eventually. Perception can be a very powerful thing and I think that is what is driving a lot of those negative aspects. Once things are looked at in a different light they can be moved past.
As far as the concerns of Loss, we all make mistakes. They get magnified when we happen to be in charge of something a little bigger is all. The worst thing you can do is let it make you afraid of doing it again.
I'm thinking about this, but I have to say that doing the top 100 matches out of Japan in the 2000s was a slog. The top 100 ever seems like a very big challenge I may or may not be up for.