In short, I've talked a bit with Eyrie and a few other animators. I want to assemble a team. I see that someone is trying to as well, but I'm not interested in applications or "proof" of abilities and I'm really not interested in not using all of my talents completely.
I didn't apply because I haven't seen any proof from that group that they have the talent to back up wanting applications from people to prove our talents and worth and so on.
But, basically, if anyone was thinking about that, I always prefer a more informal discussion and discourse with the fandom. I prefer to make friends first and work second. If a team doesn't get along, then it's not much of a team at all.
As far as rating, I'd top it off at PG up until age 10 because I have an adorable little sister and if I'm animating ponies in Flash CS4, there's not a chance in hell she's not all over that.