Here I am, looking at the list of gov members for various alliances on the CN wiki, as well as thinking about various gov members I've met over the years. It occured to me that most of these are people are nothing more than active alliance members doing a duty or performing a service. Most of them aren't leaders.
Looking around Planet Bob today, the number of leaders still around is really saddening. There are so few real leaders around that it is not surprising there's no real drama going on anymore. Most of the quality leaders have left or retired, disgusted with the way we have become, or just bothered to kick a dead horse anymore.
Where are the Moldavis? P_Cs? Archons or Denzins of this generation? In all honesty, I don't see any. Players have become soft, and leading an alliance has become more about activity than it has about being an actual leader.
Here are some people that are still around(even if they're retired) that I think are "leaders"s (as in, more than just an active member). I'm trying to not be biased here, and I'm naming them as I think of them.
Van Hoo III
There's probably more, but I'm having trouble thinking of anyone outstanding. If you have suggestions, please let me know, and I'll consider it. It'll more likely than not be rejected though
The sad thing is, all of those leaders are from before the Karma war era. I have serious trouble thinking of even a single significant person after that war.