I'd like to propose a new idea for CW -- an ongoing player rating project.
The way I envision it is that after every completed test series of the year, we all post ratings out of 10 for all the players in that series. Lots of news sites do things like this, but usually it's only one commentator doing it -- if loads of people provide their own ratings the average will be pretty close to a consensus figure, eliminating bias perhaps. Could also inspire interesting debate.
If we continue that for every series through the year, we will be able to form a meaningful impression of who the best players in the world are this year.
Doing it for every single match seems like too much work, so I want to do it for each series as it's completed. The overall impact on the series anyway provides a better idea of consistency and general value.
Obviously, only relevant for Tests...
Anyone interested? It would be free for anyone to post, no commitment to post every series -- only when you're interested.