I wonder if it would be feasible to have "Classic review threads", so that over time more and more of the backlog would be included in the list, too. Obviously not every book at once, but maybe one thread per series every week or something like that.
I kind of like that idea, too... maybe a "book club" style posting, a past Trek classic that can be voted on every week. Only one per week is a good idea, though, to limit the clutter. As someone who is slowly making his way through the Trek catalog and blogging the attempt, I approve!
The page might change that by making old threads a lot more visible, though . Like the four new votes The Children of Kings got ... though admittedly there was also this thread behind that.
Yeah, I have to admit I went back and rated The Children of Kings
because of this thread.