Whether this is right, wrong or indifferent, the fact is human nature says that nobody out there is going to hear my complaining about what's right or what's fair or what is injustice. It's really only those who get affected that care. In other words, if sites and revenues get crushed in the name of knowledge and not search, nobody will actually really care. I've seen it here and anywhere else. People don't care unless they are in your shoes. Then suddenly reality hits. Can't change that.
Whether this is doomsday today or tomorrow, it sounds like being realistic is key. Expecting organic traffic may be one of those unrealistic expectations. That's my approach now. Doomsday for me personally has arrived. I know what to avoid now. Dang if I had only listened to netmeg earlier!