webcentric - 3:44 pm on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
And I'll add one final thought to this and do my best to sit back and see if some traction can be achieved.
I'm not suggesting an anti-Google forum. In fact the discussion would best be served if the charter explicitly prohibited rants about Google. Instead, I'm suggesting fostering discussions about products and services that can balance a webmaster's toolkit and bring some degree of stability to their business model.
To help make this point, I'm going to refer everyone to the following video put out by Matt Cutts and accompanying article which supports the very contention that not having all your eggs in one basket is very sound strategy. It also addresses Google-think about the SERPS in general but the point is that diversification is a valid companion topic to any Google topic in general.
From the horse's mouth...
If you agree with the concept of creating a place for such a discussion on this board, now might be a good time to let your voice be heard.