mrguy - 12:09 am on Dec 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
The fact is, not everyone logs into Webmaster Tools obsessively to see if they have any messages. So we needed to find a way to surface this potential risk so that site owners would find out more quickly if they've been hacked.
That is the truth. In fact many webmasters such as myself refuse to use anything associated with Google anymore.
So displaying a warning for those of us who never use the webmaster console and never will is probably a good thing.