Over the last 3-5 years, maybe a bit longer, alliances have been growing larger and the creation of coalitions has been forming more and more. More players have been joining one side or another and it has basically driven the game to become somewhat stagnant. Yes, PvP still happens, wars still rage on, but with the consolidation of power to so few groups, it has limited the engagement between players.
These Mega-Alliances and Coalitions are basically the main reason the game is in the state it is at the moment. If these groups were broken up and actually fought each other it would bring new life to the game as a whole. More content would be created not just in PVP but also in the manufacturing/industry. The vast amount of ships that have been built and stockpiled would finally be used or possibly be used. The armadas of supers/titans might actually be used and not just sitting in a Keepstar only to be used when there is no risk to it.
Another bonus to breaking up these groups would be the control of inflation to the economy of EVE. More ships would be destroyed and items would be lost. Supers would not be used as much to rat with and be used instead to kill other ships. The Isk faucet would decrease and the Isk sinks would become larger. The markets would come alive more with new players trying the fill the gaps that have been created with the changes.
I am not sure what a good size would be for the alliances to max at, but anything would be better then what they are at now. Coalitions, on the other hand, is something the game developers can not really control. As most of these agreements have been outside the game and built over the many years of the game. It would have to be the players on this end to lead the change. Tho that seems like it could never happen as no one wants to give up the power they have been able to gain. It would be a huge sacrifice, though a necessary sacrifice, for the game to grow again and become what it is supposed to be.
I know that a lot of players would not like this idea, but it is one that has been on my mind for a while. Any feedback on this is greatly welcomed. As I know there are a lot of different ideas out there and just as many opinions on them, just give it a thought and maybe we can work something out as a community.