Having just registered I can tell you that casual/benign users such as myself are only voting for delegates we know are 'good' based on what we can glean from the forum.
We don't vote for anyone else (who is this?) for fear of helping a 'bad' delegate.
Desperately needed is a direct link from the Delegate Info page to the delegate's Bitsharestalk profile. Link needs to be trusted.
Or delegates need to build profiles etc. so we can figure out who we are voting for.
I don't necessarily want to vote based solely on reliability, would feel much more comfortable voting with knowledge of the delegate's 'platform', ie. contribution to the community, use of fees, beliefs/values/objectives etc.
The system is young for this, but at least having a bitsharetalk profile to work from would help a great deal.