mickmel - 7:51 pm on Sep 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
Being high up in the SERPS means I can do other things. I can go away for weeks on end. No problem.
Agreed. It also depends on what kind of site you have. For a static site, the social tools are less important (though still worthwhile, IMO). However, for a blog they're quite important; essentially just additional ways for users to subscribe to your content, along with the RSS feed that all blogs provide anyhow.