And where did I say that this was the reason? Surely only a fool would make that illogical leap. Putting words into someones mouth to give yourself something easier to argue with is somewhat of a simplistic and transparent debating technique - schoolboy debating society stuff - not needed here.
I can see both sides of the argument, so can Google. Thats why the finished product will seek to address some of the issues raised - either by changes or by further clarification. In case you are confused, it is possible to see both sides of an argument and still have an opinion yourself.
If you really can't see that the 'other side' have some valid concerns, well, then it seems that 'closed mind' is rather appropriate. FWIW I am using the phrase 'closed mind' in its normal usage, being 'unreceptive to new ideas'.
Once again, I have no need to answer your questions, I was not arguing with the points you made, merely expressing my disdain for such strongly worded opinions about a product that has not yet been released in its completed form. However, as paybacksa seems to have confidence that you can 'get' things sometimes....
You don't like spam, right?
Well, as it stands at the moment, Gmail is just a form of opt-in spam - albeit with the slight difference that it might also insert spam into e-mails that I send to gmail users.
If it were released in its current form I would not sign up for it and would filter all gmail out at the server level. Thats my right. I wouldn't seek to have it banned, that seems a little extreme, but I filter spam - and gmail is spam, just a new flavour.
But right now thats not an issue, it hasn't been released in its finished form yet. Until it is I will keep an open mind, collate the data, and try to understand the 'pro' and 'anti' arguments without launching emotional rants at either party - care to join me, or do you feel like another rant?