200 actually isn't that much rep. From what I've seen over a few dozen proposals, it's much easier for existing committers to get to 200 than to try to get already-established users to join.
Some actual numbers:
- 150 people are committed (out of the 200 required).
- 56 committers (37%) have 200+ rep (out of the 100 required).
This means that:
- Of the 150 people currently committed, 94 have <200 rep.
- 50 more people need to commit to this proposal.
To fulfill the active user requirement, out of 144 people (94 current + 50 needed), 44 need to have 200+ rep. Rather than trying to get 88% (44/50) of the new users to have 200+, just try to get another 31% (44/144) of all committers over 200.
Chris, you yourself have >300 on both SO and SU, and I see that there are also a number of people committed who are on the way there. Great!
And for the rest of you, with 60-some sites on a wide variety of topics, there's bound to be at least one you know something abut or want to know something about—so please make the effort!