*Membership spots not really limited!
I do. We've had several contributing members join in the last year, including me and SilverPheonix, who people generally respect.
I will argue that the polls have no effect on membership. I will also argue that bickerfests like this probably don't help members to drive, but if you don't like bickering, don't join the Outhouse.
It's a holiday week, regardless of the pick or bickering there were going to be less than 10 reviews no matter what most likely.