I'm just writing to talk about an improvement we have accomplished in Directory Search.
Taking into account comments coming from different forum users, we have changed a bit the location thing. Many people were not totally satisfied with the way we managed the urls submitted (geographically).
Now the way of browsing the directory is a bit different. As we explain in the directory itself:
"By specifying a location you are only refining the entries shown in each category. Urls located in a specific location (for instance, Chicago) are also shown in more general ones (Illinois, United States, North America and "World")"
So you can even forget the location structure and browse "global" sites (and, although you must submit urls to a specific category, your web sites will appear as "global" for those not worried about locations).
We have changed the subject categories structure too. And many of you will note the PR increase as well
Hope this makes the directory more useful.