He has made a number of controversial editorial decisions that I think are warranted. Just like Digg, it was subject to massive “bury” syndrome by people with personal interests.
One of the biggest differences between the Squidoo Zlist and the Z-list meme is the benefit to the bloggers.
Here I am writing about the Squidoo z-list, and the only link being generated is a single link to the Squidoo lens. The Z-list blogging meme generated thousands of links for blogs that deserved it.
I have just submitted my blog to the Squidoo Z-list and have voted up the blogs on the list I subscribe to.