I stumbled on to this site here by the Rebellious Pastor's Wife, and it does a fine job of summing up the various things about Synod that she is concerned about. Some of these I haven't confirmed personally, but I have heard these things from a lot of people. Some of these I know to be true, especially the missionaries in Latin America. I know the only 1 we have left in Venezuela - and there aren't many elsewhere.
But be that as it may, it shows what many people are worried about. It's a good summation of the complaints and fears that are floating around.