To be fair, I began enforcing this rule back when I was tyrant.
I mean, it's kind of disrespectful to expect people to review your pick when you can't be bothered to give it more than three letters worth of time. If Punchy wants to actually raise the bar on what constitutes a "real" review to prevent people from phoning it in in order to save their spot in the rotation, I don't see an issue with it as long as it's consistent and has easy to follow guidelines.
If his guidelines were more than 'there is no right or wrong unless I don't like it
', I'd agree with you.
Whatever - it's his party. Besides I already wasted enough time reading the bloody book to spend any more on this.