Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 126.96.36.199
So WHAT THE...?
But hey, now you can put your money (and time) where your mouth is! If dmoz sucks so much, then get on over to Google Co-op and learn how to make your search results that features the links you think are important for any given search term. All you have to do is get a bunch of people to subscribe to your "view" of how search results should work, and then Google may consider showing your "refined search" results to the whole world!
All it takes is a whole lot of sweat on your part -- and the ability to actually identify good and useful URLs.
I believe he's referring to the hype (certainly not promulgated by dmoz) that getting a listing will make all your Google dreams come true.
The other factor is the overall growth of the internet. What are 200 or so inbound links anyway, out of the billions of sites and pages out there?