lgn1 - 8:17 pm on Sep 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
The only thing I use DMOZ for it to see how many long term competitors is still in business; as nobody new ever gets listed, and dead listing automatically get deleted.
In 2002, there was 298 entries in my shopping category. Today its down to 38.
It took three weeks to get my first site listed in 1998. I have been waiting 8 years to get my second site listed (not to mention the other 6 site) I submit about every two years, as an exercise in futility.
The only thing more difficult than getting listed, is becoming an editor (especially in shopping).
I'm pretty sure that the most common way of becomming an editor these days,is to have it bequeath in a will :)