Being approved for over $25 msrp DVD doesn’t mean ALL over $25. Just as before this new rule, there were still restrictions on certain studios (hbo, wb, Disney all come to mind) that required a separate approval process. That did not go away with this new rule. This rule is in addition to the old rules. So now there are at least two levels of hoods, instead of one, for many dvds.
They also seem to be paying attention to whomever people used as suppliers, and flagging them if their genre is too far off. For example, if you were approved using a small specialty niche here/studio, and suddenly start listing big studio titles, it flags.