They are making it hard on the little guy - beating us up every opportunity they get...damn bullies!
They don't want the small guy, two bit, quick cash affiliate marketers as contributors. If you have ever had a read of their blog and communication pages on their site you would know that.
They don't care if you like the way they are doing things or how long it takes for your article to get approved. Hell, I talked to a friend of mine just last night that said he has had an article waiting to be approved for almost 3 weeks now.
No amount of bitching and moaning in the world is going to change the way they are doing things.
If you are just there for backlinks...they don't want you
If you can't afford a .com domain name...take a hike
If your articles are not up to snuff...don't bother