As an individual who has participated in roleplay for a considerable number of years in numerous virtual chat environments, I can say that moderation, or the lack thereof, is not the sole reason for the failure of a channel. Providing a positive roleplay environment is a collaborative effort between players in a contained space, and moderation's presence in the equation can either be positive or negative influence, depending on the audience they are trying to reach.
I know many who feel that the presence of moderation creates a negative atmosphere to constructive roleplay, and would welcome this opportunity. While I don't have any personal issues with the Summit staff, I am looking forward to exploring an environment that is a bit less restrictive than what the Summit offers at the moment. Hopefully I can be a constructive participant in Silas' project, and help facilitate a positive rp environment.