The 2011 moderator election is still ongoing but I thought this question should be asked anyway.
How important is it that the SO moderators' combined area of expertise/interest represents the overall areas of interest of all SO users?
If we presuppose that the 3 candidates that topped the primaries end up being the overall winners of the 2011 SO moderator election it seems to me that their combined set of tag occurrences will heavily over represent Microsoft stack technologies compared to the proportions seen at the SO tags page. I understand that SO content leans towards these areas in general, but it seems to me that there is a danger of amplifying this if the moderators elected have a heavy bias (reflected by their tag totals).
Now I am sure that all these candidates are excellent moderator candidates and will do their best not to discriminate. But even given their best intentions, is there a danger that they will prefer to engage with questions that are related to their interests/expertise, even if only subconsciously?
I am not saying that this will be a big problem, rather I'm just wondering if anyone else feels this is an issue and how it might be tackled.