2. Let's look at Notre Dame's style of getting students. It's known that ND tends to mass send invitation emails to people who have taken the GMAT asking them to apply. I feel that such a method reeks of desperation.
By your logic Haas, Darden, Sloan, and Tuck are all desperate as well? I've received multiple emails from all of these, and several more, schools after taking the GMAT... I agree with most of what your saying, but your making a pretty bold statement here.