The other thread ("Invitation to Collaborate") has wandered off topic. I've decided to create a new thread and copy many of the posts from the other thread to this one. The other thread got bogged down by people asking questions not directly related to the issues of gathering and analyzing visa quota data, as well as offering their opinions and comments. Those of you who wish to comment may continue to do so in the other thread. I want to keep this thread lean so that we can find the data that we want easily. To this end, I will delete without comment any irrelevant posts - such as "when will my priority date become current?" and "there is no hope for any of us, we should all kill ourselves." I want to keep this thread limited to the collection and analysis of visa quota data. All questions pertinent to those issues are germane. Indeed, as we accumulate data, I hope to generate a robust debate as to how to interpret the data.