We spend most of our discussion here talking about what isn't working, so I thought it would be nice to point out something awesome: we are currently down to only 100 issues in the "needs review" queue. That's a number we can get through in the next week, and then have no backlog for the very first time ever since sandbox reviews started. Reviews should be much, much smoother after that. Yay!
Last week, I would have said 100 is a lot to get through in a week. But now it's clearly possible because just a week ago, the number was closer to 300. Several people have been helping bring it down so quickly, but one person in particular, klausi, has done a ton of reviews. I think klausi alone has done more than 100 over this past week, so surely all of us combined can do this last 100 in the next week. Also, yay klausi!