I suspect the problem is many Monks aren't aware of the existence of this Tag, as I wasn't until this thread. Probably because the Monk Stats aren't an official part of Perl Monks, and isn't mentioned in the Faqs or anything. It might be good to include it as well as a Faq on what tags are available to toss in the user's home page and what they mean.
This is definatly the major problem with this particular solution, since my location will place me about 10 meters from PsychoSpunk whenever I get back to the States.
Of course, I kinda like the Gathering idea as well, although I don't think we need a whole board for it. Perhaps we need some sort of "Meta" board?