Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 12:42: It's a dumb barrier. Instead of Valve hiring a handful of people dedicated to keeping Greenlight clear, the put the expense on the indie developers.
Valve makes money of those sales too. Let them pay the price. They're the ones wanting more product to sell.
If valve was willing to hire people to take care of game listings, they wouldn't have done greenlight in the first place. The main purpose of it was to reduce the workload on valve for the games, since its boring and uninteresting to approve games (they even stated something like this in the greenlight announcement). Valve employees mostly only work on whats interesting to them. Valve doesn't hire people for that kinda scut work.