I personally think it should be more like 20-30 posts.
The application is a good idea, but the whole 10 post thing doesn't make sense.
Speaking for myself, I see it as DC wanting to see who you are, why are you here (not just to try and make a quick buck) and also show that your "in it for the right reasons" - to learn, teach, and give prospective clients the best DC can give. I could be wrong but that how I read into it.
Most of the things I wanted to make a post on were for people who already got accepted. Like most people said, it is like a job interview and at least the "clients" know that designers here actually have talent to begin with.
really not sure what this is suppose to mean? Did you mean post in a contest that only the "Elite designers" can only entere in?
and it I do see it as a job interview. DC wants to give perspective clients(contest holder) the absolute best they can, to the Contest holder. It also gives the contest holder a more personal feel than the likes of some other contest sites with hundreds of entries ranging from good to bad.
The select few designers here meet or exceed a specific criteria giving the CH some relief and feeling they have the BEST of this site.
In the end it's not about us the designer. But what us designers can give to the "client". If it wasn't for the client we'd all be drawing for who?