Of course, like all human institutions NDPR is imperfect. For example, a few months ago, I posted some reservations on a review that seemed to be written by somebody a bit too close to the Kripke-circle (I quoted the author's own admission about that). Today, I noticed that a book was reviewed by a post-doc in the same (European) institute as the author of the book under review. In Europe a post-doc is not really an 'independent contractor,' but subtly dependent on his/her institutional sponsors. This seems to me the kind of conflict of interest that NDPR would do well to avoid in the future. (It is quite possible that in this instance when the reviewer was approached, there was no such conflict of interest. Even so, that is just an argument for finding another reviewer.) Such a policy would prevent bland reviews and would also block many of the unpleasantries involved when a junior scholar must review his or her indirect paymaster.