I thought I would throw my hat into the ring as there are currently only three nominees for the three available places. Adding a little competition for the places is a good way to ensure that they are filled on merit rather than circumstance, and hopefully it will encourage some of the other "middle ranking" members to join in, rather than assume that the (well respected and deserving) higher reputation users are a shoe-in.
Firstly a little about myself. I work for a large worldwide IT company, and have over a decade of enterprise Unix Support/Admin experience. Deep down, I love nothing better than to write shell scripts, and consider myself a failed programmer, which is how I would describe any self-respecting unix geek. At the moment I work as an IT Service Continuity Manager, for various clients, and this involves working with every type of computer you can shake a stick at, and some that you can't... From AS/400 to Z-Series and everything inbetween (I honestly had to use a Windows 3.11 for Workgroups the other month), I've had involvement with them all.
Given a choice though, I would happily just use Mac OS X all the time, and indeed I am slowly getting to the point where I do so outside of work. What I love about Mac OS X is that most people have misconceptions about it that are so excruciatingly wrong that it can be loads of fun to open peoples eyes, whether they are new users or refuseniks who don't even want to learn anything or let go of their stereotyped viewpoints. The main misconception is that because of the "it just works" mantra, it must be simple, and simple means it's for people who don't need anything powerful or useful, that's it's for people who have trouble learning a "real" OS. And of course, many things are simple, but don't let that hide the fact that underneath the skin of refined simplicity there isn't a pulsating engine of incredible complexity and power that's there for you to tap in when you want it. Mac OS X is simple to learn, simpler than most other everyday operating systems, but it is also infinitely more powerful than most of the others; it's the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. Showing a Windows user how to integrate services, shell scripting and automator to create custom apps rather than having to download a tool to do the same job never gets old.
Having said that, I'd actually rather we all used Amigas...but that's another story.
But I digress. I've been a user on here for approximately 6 months. Typically until recently my activity has been in spikes where I have caned the site all day for a period of time, before not coming back again for a couple of weeks, and that's been down to my daily schedule of work. I would expect to be able to make an appearance pretty much every day from now on to lend a hand in ensuring that the spit and polish new users need is applied in order to make the site more useful. My particular bugbear is the assumed answer question: "I need to do X because I can't do Y and Z fails". The most useful thing I ever learned in IT, and I suspect this practice is applicable in almost any profession, is that if you want an answer, the most important thing is to define the problem properly. And that means no assuming what the answer is; define the problem, don't just ask a question. I see a lot of questions where the answer is assumed, and the question is framed as how to acheive the outcome for the assumed answer, when a lot of users might have utterly different outcomes that the OP had never even thought of had the question been set differently.
So, I love to help people, and I love to answer questions in ways that the OP wasn't expecting. I can be a grammar Nazi where required, but I don't like to heavily edit questions without giving the OP a chance to do it themselves via a quick comment first. As you have probably realised if you have read this far, I can get a little verbose...but I think that's a good thing in it's way. Plus, being in the UK I tend to be on the site in the quieter times when most of the US moderators are still pushing Zzzzs ;)
Anyway, that's a little about me, so if you feel I am made of the right stuff to join the exalted ranks of moderators, and if no-one else can help, maybe you could try...er, me :)