Our EU community is not bad. We have many great candidates for creating an influencial group!
However, I can barely see anyone new who gives a fresh insight into discussions. Even with my bizarre ideas to be sure that all elements are covered and we don't get bored too fast!
We had a "blue posters crisis" for a certain while and there's a saying that an EU voice is never heard, but well, there is a "flow" difference between EU and US discussions and this isn't something that a blue poster can influence.
But well, I suspect that even in the US forums sometimes the discussion becomes kind of encircled aswell.
I guess that with our current technical capabilities many people may prefer a live conversation over making long-time statements in the posts, though the latter ones can help in maintaining the main points of the discussion.
A logged IRC channel, maybe?