wheel - 12:06 pm on May 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Me: I would wonder about the often touted idea of a hand edited SE. Accept submissions, hand review websites, only crawl sites that pass a personal review.
If you tightened up the review process so it was less prone to personal opinion, maybe. I believe one could get some substantial press and links to it, as I suspect there's still some grass roots folks out there that believe in the DMOZ model.