I could explain the rationale behind this inconvenience, but never mind. Considering I have asked my readership to be actively involved in the creation of an entire book via the commentary process, it is plainly ridiculous to expect them first to jump through a flaming hoop. This falls somewhere between irony and hypocrisy, but fear not. The Powers That Be are addressing the problem. At a minimum, the registration process will be minimized.
Meanwhile, check out these two links -- Angieslist.com and DontDateHimGirl.com and see why Listenomics changes everything. More on these subject in due course.