I've been thinking...
Perhaps we can explore a more positive direction?
I propose to work with those in charge to create and maintain a central page which concisely lists the LMCE manifesto, agreed-upon general (high-level, non-specific, non-detailed) design goals, along with progress indicators. Unlike trac, the page would serve as useful to uninitiated potential developers who want to see, in a centralized place, that the there is a consensus among existing developers with respect to high-level project goals, before making the decision to invest their own time. Think of it as marketing material. This exercise may also serve as useful to existing devs as it could help identify any areas where consensus is lacking.
I propose to make no suggestion as to what the goals SHOULD be, I merely ask that the goals that are given to me be the true goals that the project intends to pursue.
Do I have the project's blessing to undertake such a thing?
I think what mainly would help is doing instead of managing.
Isn't this "manifesto" easy to do and partly in place on the wiki?
It is all communication, information has to be presented more easy for basic users and in the end dev's. I think the answer lies in the wiki.