What is you guys thought of this?
Use directories as tier 2 a good or bad idea?
It looks like great links actually that I even considered to use for tier 1 links.
aardvark topsites and open classifieds create own page, small description and custom URL.
I heard some rumors about directories only give link juice or something to the root domain, but I tried to test it with tier 2 and they build to inner/deep links perfectly fine.