You have watched fours years of potential abuse and never reported it?
Every now and then over the last 4 years I check in on a couple of categories that are clearly being abused. I have never bothered reporting the abuse because the communication with DMOZ is terrible and you never know if your words are falling on deaf ears.
So, go back and take out all reference to company benefits out of your post. Is there still any conceivable injustice that is of concern to you?
Although a wonderful job was done on twisting buckworks words, I have an answer. The answer is bias. Surely bias is not good for surfers.
ODP can remain its focus on surfers
Lets try this shrinking shopping category thing from a different angle... When more and more people are buying online is it good for surfers that the shopping category is shrinking?