Kris just dropped me a line wondering about why the comments do not post immediately. It's because without the approval-delay (I see and release each comment before it is publicly posted) the host computer would lock up under the weight of thousands and thousands of 'bot generated spam postings.
However, I'm not rejecting comments unless I think they are spam - so far, I have not seen any that were. However, I am the sole determinant of what might or might not be spam, based on my experience with it on other blogs.
Kris hopes you will gleefully talk smack at one another, and that's just fine. Snipe away!