Once again, my year long project took another kick to the teeth. The first reason was:
Overall, this is a good concept but there are a couple issues here:
We already have a number of submissions with the same overall design and concept and we have to draw the line somewhere.
I think we’re reached a point of saturation. At this point, we’re only
looking for unique variations of this design: for another one to be
approved it would have to have a couple of unique touches and features
that differentiate it from what’s already available and definitely be of
Fine, so I wasted, err, spent another month making MAJOR improvements, and got told this:
I’m sorry but the earlier review stands. I'm not seeing sufficient improvements here. Your item does not provide the necessary design quality to compete in the marketplace at this time. As higher quality designs become available in the marketplace, approval requirements will increase to maintain appropriate marketplace quality.
Sorry guys, I’m calling BS here. Why? The traffic log on my demo site shows NO traffic, from anywhere over the last two days. The reviewer didn’t even LOOK! (May I name names, I probably shouldn’t).
So these guys just hand out rejections because they can? Too much work for them? I see weaker theme pass all the time, theme with LESS features and design consideration. If I were paranoid, I’d say it was damned near personal. He didn’t even look at the demo, how can he say nothing has changed? It is possible to ask for a different reviewer? One who will actually take the time to look?