What was wrong with the existing registry? Was the constant stickying/unstickying an issue of ownership?
Don't get me wrong, i'm all for the motive of making this game more welcoming to beginners, but with the criteria listed for this registry, you're essentially making an artificial gap of Albion Online Silver between already established guilds and up and coming ones. The games still in Alpha, the community is continuously growing and changing, which is why you should embrace it's natural malleability and encourage growth rather than cement it with rigidity.
I, too, am confused why there is a need to replace the Guild Registry? Why fix a system that isn't broken? Especially in Alpha when guilds are being founded and disbanded every few days? I'd get it if there was a lot of controversy surrounding it, but it seems good enough. I also liked the Guild Registry because it was managed by the community. I am not complaining either. I am just very confused. What is the rationale behind this movement?
I'm not making this all about me but this is my example which contradicts this, and I'm pretty sure there are others like me in the same boat. I started a new guild between the finish of the 2015 Winter Alpha and the start of the 2015 Summer Alpha. If this new thread drowns out the community run one that means that I will no longer be eligible to have my guild up on the new primary guild registry by Cheap Albion Online Gold as I do not have more than 20 members, and my guild hasn't even been an in-game guild before. However I am more than ready to start my own guild as I've been the guild leader in plenty of other MMO's as well as co-owning a guild in the previous Alpha. This registry stands as more of a barrier than a pathway to me because now I will not be heard and instead already established guilds will be.