I've been seeing a lot of new trackers pop up lately. Honestly, they all look identical to me; not by design, but by what they offer. They attempt to be '0-day', and have all the latest scene releases on their tracker as soon as possible, and therefore confine themselves to being rated only by their pretimes.
Some people have come to think "free leech" is a unique offering that separates you from other trackers; sure, it may entice some users to sign up since it does away with ratio fears, but how long do you think that free leech will last?
Personally, I think more dedicated trackers need to sprout up. And by dedicated I mean dedicated to a specific format, or type of media. (i.e. an anime tracker, sony tracker, marvel comic books). Sure, there may be other dedicated trackers for the category you choose, but look at the pluses:
You'll have more people signing up that are genuinely interested in the category you offer. By just doing a random scene release tracker, you're offering something that basically most other trackers offer.
Secondly, uploaders won't have to focus on other distracting releases; they'll only have to worry about uploading one type of content.
I've been mulling this idea around in my head, figured I'd share it and see what anyone else thinks about the situation.