We have a list so that people don't have to scroll through 32 pages to get their authors. I may quibble with one of your sentences: "We have a STORY REVIEW thread to say we LIKE a writer or a story." actually this thread is for the writers that one's for the stories. there seems to be a bit different mindset over here than over there. over here its perfectly acceptable to say "hey guys you got to check out so-and-so he/she is such a good writer if you like [insert genre here] stories." where as over there something that succint doesn't motivate (me) people to read the stories... I think the term 'review' implies something more than the term 'recommend'. and of course a recommendation doesn't have to go through nomination, seconding, and voting a recommendation just is.
That thread also has a quick review thing made by me and I'll try to keep up with it like once per page but I've been in a bunch of other stuff recently (however if DC wants to hijack that responsibility/honor/hassle he's more than welcome to it, my own attempt seemed amateurish).
and on a quasi unrelated note don't you think finishing off your posts with "Get with it!" might strike some as incindeary, or even dickheadish... some of the time you say somethings like that and I don't think you mean it that way I'm just pointing it out.
sorry I was writing this for a while and didn't realize EJLS did the same thing I did.