"The (evil?) IRC overlord and crew are wondering what you think about our new IRC network. What can we do better? What do you want to see happen with our new network? Heck, should we even have a new network?
See more in Landon's journal"
I fully agree. Those people liking IRC are already on Freenode or any other big network and are not caring to add another one. I am also reluctant to add one network more.
Personally, I would not care to join if it is on another network.