interesting experiment, but the problem is that the biggest part of the community (like me) isn't really active in the forums and doesn't follow beatmap discussions. That means I can't really form a well-informed opinion.. So if I wanted to vote, I'd have to pick one of the few mappers I know (prob. not the best idea D:)
not the whole osu! player community is aware of the osu! modding community. when a citizen vote for a new president he's supposed to be aware of every candidate. but how can you be aware of the whole possible candidate when there's a lot of possibility, since the osu!modding community keeps growing. Possible candidate should be restricted to a number with something.
Too bad noone knows about me and my superior mapping-knowledge, also about my dedication towards this community and therefore I will not get any votes whatsoever, oh well.
Regarding the experiment, I would guess that people will stick mostly to what they already know, so most of the votes would be given to current active BNs. Still excited to see who is appreciated most among them.
I think this is a great idea, however I think that mappers' votes should carry more weight than the entire community. Some players (like myself) don't really know much about the mapping community so we have no idea what makes a good BN or QAT.