JayC - 7:39 pm on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)
Exactly. Unless your site is extraordinarily in demand or incredibly unique, it's not all that important to Google. And any ill will is only among the very small minority of site operators who get directly penalized; those who do not may feel some sympathy but just the same are happy to see you gone, and their own sites moved up one spot in the SERPs as a result!
The amount of "ill will" Google creates with penalized webmasters is far outweighed by the goodwill it creates with searchers.