I understand what you're saying, but who is it hurting to let some of these people in, that dont play a whole lot? I have very limited time to play, and even like a week following my Member application I got on maybe once or twice IIRC.
I have been in a few communities that were open communities, that means; if you joined for the first time today, liked our servers then you could wear the community tag if you wanted to (Although you were expected to represent the community well, and held to a little higher of a standard.) just to show support, I think we should do that here.
I think it would bring a refreshing welcome to the regulars, and new players that join in, and entice people to represent the community that were considering joining anyway.
Also I used to command all T's to wear the tag, that can be fun to do also LOL
And to the quote below, I don't think anyone that's not interested in GP would bother applying in the first place.