Planet13 - 4:44 pm on Aug 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
No matter what merits or harmlessness one may see in nofollow, it IS a case of adding code to your site for Google, not for visitors.
Yes, it's google's ball, and if you want to keep getting free traffic from google, you gots to play by google's rules.
Fortunately, there are many alternatives to getting free traffic from google should one be so inclined.
Unfortunately, they just don't produce nearly the ROI that free traffic from the most popular search engine does :(