BeeDeeDubbleU - 7:11 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)
From where I am sitting there is not much to be said in defence of directories. For the last couple of years, and certainly since the launch of Adsense, those that were sitting at the top of the rankings were, in general, hopeless. Blank pages everywhere, links that took you to places you didn't want to be and generally no useful information at all. There demise can only be a good thing for the Internet as a whole.