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My experience is that I made two seperate invite requests using two seperate emails, on two seperate computers. One using a Hotmail based email address, the other (which I sent approximately 2 weeks afterwards) was with an email address using the domain name of the web site I wanted to use the Analytics with.
Take a WILD guess as to which one came first... I got the invitation through the email with my web site's domain name! So perhaps Google evaluates the email address in some way when determining who gets an invite.