As of now (23/03/2010, 00:25 UK time) there are 3615490 members of theSims3.com.
Of these 3615490 members, only 1691 have been featured.
I wouldn't like to guesstimate exactly how many of said featured members have actually earned their kudos.
But who am I to say who's worthy and who isn't? It's not my choice, and I'm a bit of a dick for suggesting otherwise, but we're all entitled to our opinions. Howevers, it just vexes me somewhat.
There are members out there, members like fidlerten- builder of stunning and well-thought-out houses, members like Aoxa- writer of the most enduringly popular Sims3 legacy of all time, members like suicidespat- creator of unique and wonderfully weird Sims; surely these people deserve some sort of recognition for their work?
It's sad to say, but you're more likely to get featured for a recolour of some WA kit than something you've put your heart and soul into. Because you see TS3.com has been, and always will be, an exercise in money making- a tool for advertisement. That's why, as soon as a new SP or EP comes out, all of a sudden the home page is filled with featured items from that release.
It's kind of gutting, the feature system. Of course, I'm not reputing my own featured status- I've been featured twice now and, as far as I'm concerned, I earned it. But it's not my place to say who deserves it and who doesn't, only to hope that some of the amazing creators out there will soon be rewarded for their efforts.
For now we'll just have to keep recommending and believe that, eventually, someone out there will take notice.
Here's hoping : )