No surprise QT's list is quite trashy.
A pity S+S polled such a high percentage of (often 3rd-rate) British and American directors, overlooked the list of international directors i sent them to try! They were keeping to their own list, don't know how it was compiled, but lots of notable absentees; i'd have been especially interested to see a 10 by Manoel de Oliveira. And the curent views of the old French new wave stalwarts like Rivette, Rohmer and Godard who of course all really know their international cinema, whereas with many directors polled- as Anasazie says- that's probably not the case. Satyajit Ray and Mizoguchi are sadly under-represented in US directors' lists.