At its worst, we are a clearinghouse of information, feeding the ever-hungry maw. Low low prices, everything must go. Meaningless, stripped of context, slipping into the ether and dismissed outright as spam. The more content that we cut, the closer to this model we become.
In addition to reading her blog I highly recommend following Melissa on Twitter. She's always been an honest and intelligent voice writing interesting content, now she's free to write in her own voice.