i agree that the stanford peeps seemed really nice. i only called once and was still pending at the time, but they didn't sound they were annoyed with all the phone calls or anything, and it was when everyone had started calling.
Yeah, I found them to be pretty nice about taking the calls.
For a while I was calling Stanford every day.
Then as my interest waned, I cut back to once a week, but I think the guy still recognized my voice.
They finally waitlisted me yesterday. (I sent in my "take me off the waitlist" notice today.)
Anyway, they didn't seem at all annoyed by my pestering. I was a little concerned that they didn't try to verify my identity in any way. But I guess it's not exactly top secret information.