netmeg - 2:57 am on Aug 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
This forum is filled with strategy, in a general sense. Nobody's advocating putting all eggs in the Google basket but everyone isn't cut out for affiliate marketing, just as everyone isn't cut out for making money with AdSense. If you're lucky, you can figure out how to make both work (along with other things) to the point where the loss of any one won't put you out of business.
I have no problem with sites that are monetized totally with AdSense, and I have some. The difference is, while I believe they'll continue to grow and earn, I also know they might not, so I'm not dependent on them. I'd miss the income if it went away, but I'd still be able to pay the bills.