The release of the political point editor gave me an idea, why not also release a victory point editor? If there was also a victory point editor, players could, on their own, implement the original EIA Uncontrolled Major Power Rules that allowed for players to bid 0 to 5 victory points for temporary control of uncontrolled major powers each December. It might take a little accounting work on behalf of the host, but not that much, and would open up the PBEM game to allowing less than 7 players, without relying on the AI.
If this were done in conjunction with some editions to the rule book, Matrix would have a whole new official option for the PBEM game. Thoughts, gentlemen?