I fully support RPGA becoming a "Living Campaign" or "Organized Play" category, though we would then want to make sure that attendees can easily discern the particular program.
Shadowrun example. You have:
- "Fans" who are running Shadowrun stuff
- Official Catalyst events that are not "organized play", including one-shots, demos, special events
- The Shadwrun Missions scenarios, sometimes crossing more than one season (New York vs Chicago, perhaps with situations where characters are not compatible of playing Chicago means you can never go back and play NY!)
- Special Shadowrun Missions events, including their special convention exclusives you can't get elsewhere.
- Fans running D&D
- Official WotC events that are one-shots, not Adventurers League, but run by the same people as the organized play, such as the Candlekeep event, Opens, one-shot convention specials, etc.
- Official WotC Adventurers League content for the current season
- Official WotC AL content by Baldman Games for the Moonsea
- D&D Baldman Games seminars as part of their Heralds Guild program (obviously it is under seminars, but D&D players want to find it)
The challenge is for a player to be able to find what they want and recognize what they see for what it is. In previous years it has been darn hard for my group to find the right Shadowrun events, because there are no "tags" for Missions and the naming can be really confusing if you aren't familiar with the program. A fan of organized play often wants to know whether they can bring their normal character and receive credit, as well as the type of experience. The current system isn't really great for that, regardless of the top-level category.
I do worry that if you combine even just PFS and D&D events into an organized play category, it could become really useless. Worse if you add all the other organized play programs (Shadowrun, L5R, 13th Age, etc., etc.) You would really need ways to keep it all logically separated. It could end up that the category just isn't really adding any extra benefit to anyone, if it's all just another huge holding bin for RPG events, and now someone who wants Shadowrun has to check two areas? (Because, now you have all of SR in one RPG category, but if you move the living parts out, someone who is happy to play either living or non has to look in two places). Complex stuff.