I just had a question that was thrown into review for two weeks, lots of comments, and about three manual resubmits to get it put up. I don't want to be a karma (rep?) whore by linking to it here, but let's just say that while my original question wasn't totally in-line with Stack Overflow policy, it wasn't much different than out-of-date versions I was trying to replace.
In general, it felt like I was under assault by the tyranny of the crowd as I think most voters just skimmed it instead offering an edit or telling me how it differed from the prior examples.
I tried to stay humble and eventually the excellent @Brad Larson swooped in, did great rewrite, and cleared all the downvotes. I waited a week and then through 50 rep points on a bounty for the question before I finally got an answer to a question a few people had asked previously.
Anyway, is there a badge that rewards persistence like this? Because after such an arduous review process, I kind of feel like I deserve one :p