A few posters mention all the visible infighting:
3) Better judging all around 4) Less Federations. Only 2 would be nice. 5) A more unified raw federation for beginners so they won't be intimidated by gear lifters or be frusterated they can't get their gear to work. I think after a few years of raw they'd want to move on to using gear.
Less bitching about every little thing. All the elite keyboad lifters need to give their fingers a break. "this call was bad", "shirts are the work of satan himself", "it's cause he/she is on roids...". Just STFU, lift they way you want and let others lift the way they want. Less of this will help younger lifters out because they will feel a sense of respect within the poerlifting community
I don't see why PL needs a "next level". I'm very happy with the sport as it is. Bigger $$, more noteriety, etc., will just ruin what we have now. I like the fact that the sport is mainly underground, and that nobody knows anything about it. As for federations, I don't see why everyone feels a need to consolidate there either. At least the way it is now you have choices. It really doesn't matter anyways. 99% of the people in the lifting community will defeat any move for change that makes sense.