I also understand what wyrm is trying to achieve as a covenant leader. We are now. essentially, an unruly bunch! with 5 ranks distinguished by head gear and a couple tests.
To avoid becoming a "good old boy club" we need to attract new recruits. And that is the bottomline. In anticipation of increased members we do need to be more structured.
Forum's view and wyrms view are not reconcilable. But forum has stated that he will honor wyrm's choice as leader. That is how a council is supposed to work.