Thanks again for the kind words... it's really great to know that somebody out there's reading our scribbles.
As for the community submission thing, I agree... It started off with the best of intentions, but the key issue is (not a shocker) the time and energy to groom prospective writers when it take so much to keep the site going.
We've been having discussions about scrapping that part of the site and maybe replacing it with something else, but we're still undecided.
In the meantime, if some of you are really keen to write for us, feel free to send me a pitch via email and we can take it on a case-by-case basis.
brad (at) gamecritics dot com OR bradgallaway (at) gmail dot com.