I think it is more complex than just a yes or no answer to the question of whether or not a Players Council should exist. Scopely has historically ignored the input, feedback, and requests of their player base, so why should anyone believe they will listen now? They have also been less than clear about what exactly the Players Council will do, and given the associated NDA, most of us will never know much about what it does or does not achieve.
If it is going to exist, this has to change. Scopely hasn’t been transparent with the community for far too long, and with the limited information that is available to most of the players this Council seems to be just another distraction tactic, to avoid having to address problems. As part of the improved communication that has been promised, Scopely needs to regularly disclose pieces of feedback received from the Players Council, and their plan of action (or lack thereof), in order to make it worthwhile. The community should know the main points that are being targeted, what they are or aren’t willing to change, and why. There is already a great starting point for these discussions between the list of PU demands and the promises for the future outlined by GR.
As to who is on the Council, I think it needs to be vocal players who have been part of the community for a long time and fully understand the impact of the decisions that have been made and will be made going forward, in terms of power creep, programming quality, and monetization of the game. From what I’ve seen in the forum you fit those criteria (as do others named as Council members) , so I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t be part of it.