update: it's getting worse and worse (beta-wise). Only 2 of the last 50 pitches have been for plain vanilla public betas. What's even more concerning (again, beta-wise) is that people, especially the younger folks, don't even get what I mean when I'm responding that I'm only listing public betas. Seems like nobody is reading Tim O'Reilly anymore or understands the symbolic significance of the perpetual beta tag.
another weird trend is people asking for a submit form. For the first six years or so nobody has been asking for a form, now 3 out of 10 do without even sending the link in the email.