I won't go off on too long of a rant here but this is seriously absurd. While I am pleased that Apple is loosening its grip a bit I can tell you that I'm not that excited. While I am grateful that more apps will be able to be reviewed I've rarely found someone who's opinions match my own exactly. There is a solution however...free trials.
I'm a recent WinMobile convert and this is one of the huge sticking points for buying software from the AppStore for me. I can think of only a few WinMobile apps that don't have a trial. I've spent about $50 on AppStore apps and found that a couple were really bad and a few others I just didn't like after just a few minutes of use. Seriously is a time limited trial that hard to implement? If Apple would make this easy I'm certain that more apps would be sold. Further the good apps would be able to demand a higher price which is good for everyone.