In his guide, Trebor categorizes candidates as Bloc Candidates, Proven Performers, Serious Contenders, Special Cases, Newbies, and Comic Relief and provides insights about each category and some of the individual candidates. Although I might have categorized a few candidates differently (for example, I'd have listed Alekseyev Karrde as a Proven Performer due to his CSM4 experience), I believe Trebor's guide provides a useful way to cut to the chase. Like anything else, ymmv. But the fact is, anything that helps cut through the haze and bullshit rolling in from a 40-candidate roster is a good thing.
Give Trebor's guide a read--and don't forget to vote when the polls open (March 7-21, 2012).