Alex_TJ - 4:39 pm on Oct 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
I feel exactly the same way as jecasc, and here in Italy general awareness is definitely growing.
We also got rid of Google Analytics for the same reason and switched to Piwik, but we still stuck with one third party widget - Addthis, which seems to be even worse than most with third party marketing services clogging up the page.
jecasc - do you mind sharing the names of any alternatives you've found? Or PM if you or the mods prefer,