Seriously, you need to get over yourself. Every word out of your mouth these days seems to backup GoG 100% with no grays whatsoever.
I have said it in other threads, I do like taking contrarian views. In the current GOG bashing threads, I do take a pro-GOG view. I don't usually do so in the GOG praising threads, mostly because there are a ton of people that do the bashing in there.
400+ wishlist votes is significant enough.
Let's agree to disagree. 400 votes are a drop in the ocean compared to the number of GOG users. Even allowing an order of magnitude change and saying that 4000 people will buy the game, then GOG may break even selling it. So while it is commendable, it's like saying a city demonstration that had 400 people was significant. If the city has a 100,000 citizens, then it's not significant.
Unless of course you assume GOG has fewer than 100,000 customers, in which case carry on.
Actually, I salute the balls of every dev who would put the cards on the table like that.
Oh, me too. I do salute them. I just wouldn't continue working with them.
They could write "Sorry, but from the looks of it and judging by the sales of similar games in the past, we don't expect this to sell more than 10 copies.". Not very diplomatic, but infinitely preferable to the frankly insulting and just plain stupid shit they put in their rejection mails in the past.
This could also be a cultural thing. I know that English people tend to be very diplomatic about what they say ("Are you sure about this?" usually means that it's a horrible idea) while Dutch tend to be much more direct ("This idea sucks" means that they find it a bad idea). So when a Dutch person gives feedback to an English one, the English could be deathly insulted by what the Dutch sees as polite feedback, while in the opposite case the Dutch could think that the Englishman is praising his work.
As for the curation, I'll just say what I've said before. If you think a game deserves to be on GOG, convince the people to vote for it on the wishlist. That is the way we can convince GOG to take another look.