MWpro - 7:19 pm on Oct 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
This may very well be my first post after years of lurking.
I think that Google has improved my life. Every day, for no cash, I get search, email, analytics, reader, calendar, much more. I know they aren't "free", but I am aware of the information I trade for these services and I think that I am getting a damn good deal.
disclaimer: over the last 5 years I have earned almost $200 from AdSense, and bought 3 steak dinners for myself and my friend with the money.
Google would throw you under the bus in a second for profit. THAT'S the scary part.