Was a "rhetorical" question Bill ;-) I wanted to see how Randy would explain it ..
If it was rhetorical then why would Randy explain it? LOL
I did a search of my sites and they're only showing a snapshot of the first few paragraphs of content.
My point is those paragraphs are enough to either provide the viewer with enough of the content they want or indicate your site wasn't what they wanted and in either case you lost the visitor, lost the page impressions (useful for a media kit) and your AdSense and affiliate ads never had a chance unless the visitor decided to click through to your site to read the rest of the text.