I know that with a common last name such as mine, Young, there are thousands of people with such a surname and the match list can be intimidating. Not only can it take forever to examine each and every one but I can be staring a match right in the eye and because I have only the data from my side of the family (with no spouse for that person) and the other person only has that person as the spouse of their family line, what is a proper match can not be made. And, as said before, that applies only to those where the poster can view the details of the possible match. Theoretically, if the potential match is a locked individual (and often there are many of such matches), one would have to contact each and every such potential match submitter and request more details. This drastically slows down the process of growing a tree and causes a significant amount of discouragement.