I read encouraging views from my friends on the well-respected www.highrankings.com site this morning.
In a thread about the future of online directories they all, including top-dog/head-honcho Jill Whalen, agree that human-edited, niche market directories with high standards for acceptance are the way of the future.
That's Travel-Lists. Especially the new re-built, very-soon-to-be-relaunched, version of Travel-Lists!
(At least it will be, just as soon as I can track down my programmer, who has disappeared .... last seen in California a week ago!)