I guess I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic; I think it comes with the territory, I am a Mets fan after all.
But what's the harm in getting some more people interested in ranked? It's a band-aid to a problem Bioware shouldn't have created in the first place and needs to fix, but I hardly see why making a community in an MMO is a bad thing.
Oh, don't get me wrong. I don't think what you all are doing is a bad thing
, perse. By all means, if you can assemble the community and actually get something going - go for it. All I was stating, was (I guess) the obvious.