The App Store review system

The developer at Cromulent Labs, who had their Launcher widget app initially approved and later rejected by Apple, provides insight and thoughts on Apple's review process.

It wasn’t until I started discussing the problem with app developers and other people who follow Apple closely and have more understanding of their tendencies that I was able to form a clearer picture of their reasoning. Steve Jobs was a notorious control freak and he instilled that value in Apple from the beginning and the company still continues to exert control at every opportunity to this day. Steve also had a high level of confidence, some might say arrogance, that led him to believe that he was absolutely right when others were wrong. This level of confidence/arrogance is also ingrained in the culture at Apple.

Apple's review system is definitely broken.

Like Rene Ritchie mentions, a VP of App Store might be a good idea.