Sadly, constructive responses to questions like this are rare. Folks love to grumble. For those noting the "1 in 5"membership numbers, consider how many licensed hams are completely inactive for various reasons, including "just got tech for a school project" etc etc. For active, interested hams I suspect the membership rate is much higher. Those with unmet representation needs should join, contribute ideas, vote etc. But, that is like, work. Easier to grumble. Like so many organizations and activities, if you don't participate, do some work, contribute in SOME way, you got nothing, and the people who DO the work, get the say. Thus has it always been. The two clubs I have been recent members in, who are a big part of the active hams in the respective areas, are pro ARRL, get a lot out of it, and help feed the future of the hobby. Just sayin'.