Here is the thing. To try to judge the creation of the NCHC halfway into it's first season is silly. To suggest it's been a "disaster" in terms of "NCAA selection", before any teams have even been selected in the NCHC's first season also seems a little silly.
Here are my observations.
First, in college hockey on an overall basis I think the balance of power has shifted east. From time to time this occurs. The balance of the stronger teams is currently in the east. My opinion is this has primarily to do with some early departures we've seen out west, but there certainly has been a general strengthening of the eastern programs.
I also think there is a lot of parity in college hockey. This is another year where you could easily see another team like Yale come out of nowhere to win it.
As for the NCHC, in general it's played out about how I expected it, with the exception being Miami. I think the league has a shot to get 3 teams in, and I think we've seen a lot of good young players come into the league. It was billed as a very competitive league, top to bottom, and I think we'll see that.