There was a discussion a few days ago on Leiter Reports about why there isn't a central clearinghouse for philosophy grad school applications the way there is for law school. The comments quickly turned away from that issue and on to the issue of whining about how bad it is for you when a lot of people apply to your graduate program. "How can we solve the problem of having a lot of graduate school applications to go through?!?!?!" Several people suggested that the solution was to keep the cost of applications high, or to use the proposed clearinghouse to artificially raise these costs, by increasing application fees when you increase the number of schools you apply to. A lot of people seemed to like the idea, while only a few pointed out that this would unfairly burden the non-wealthy.
Also, what the fuck is up with people complaining about all the students wanting to study philosophy with them at their school? Isn't that why you get into this business?