in reply to Hands off your own nodes?
For some time now I have avoided approving my own nodes (which automatically precludes front-paging). Its my personal belief that this is a better way, for me, for contributing to the site.
Most people who can approve nodes have been around for some time so they should have a good idea of what should be approved and considered and what should not. Its very rare that someone makes a mistake and if they do the community is there to lend a helping hand.
Why not leave it down to the individual?