I am working with clients in industries where [Example.com] will often be my competitor. Whenever I post ads in Google Adwords, they will very quickly find any and all mistakes I make according to their guidelines. To me it seems that [Example.com] has a backdoor with their authorized status that makes them able to bend the Google Adwords guidelines to their liking.
In particular I am concerned about the Display URL compared to their destination URL's. In almost EVERY instance they get the following approved.
thats using the sub domain as the display url, and as far as i know not permitted by adwords, regardless of who is doing it. i havent seen it first hand but would be worried if my ads cannot by the same rules as others.