Since the 2nd edition, ratings have gone from about 1100 to about 1300 (right now), average rating has gone from 7.40 to 7.46 (a big jump for only adding a couple hundred votes, so the new ratings have been around an 8 average), and the ranking has gone from about 225 to 213 or so. (Going up a dozen places is something, but actually it has passed more games than that, while also itself being passed by new high flyers like Eclipse, Mage Knight, etc.
So, it appears that the 1st edition production problems are still holding it down, and it is time to get people off of the fence.
Get them playing the game, rating, and buying. That will take significant work on my part, but it looks like it will end up being slow going.