best of wikipedia

wikipedia featured articles links to the cream of the crop at wikipedia. it will be educational to periodically review that page and assess whether the quality drive over there can produce top-notch articles in great numbers. one of the common critiques of wikipedia is that truly great articles are hard to emerge because the collaborative editing process is vulnerable to clueless editors. it is telling how many of the featured articles are in the realm of pop culture (where presumably, more editors can contribute meaningfully). i wonder at what point the growth of articles reaches a saturation point, and the editing process shifts towards refactoring?