I don't hold grudges. Grudges to me, like hate. is a useless emotion.
I have found in the past, what one person considers a "must have" another does not consider must have, but that is because everyone has their own opinion.
The ones I listed ARE the ones I consider "My" must have plugins, and "suggestions" were asked for. I can't speak for everyone else, but I can "suggest" what I consider "My 'must have' plugins". Just because they aren't the same as yours does not make them "unnecessary".
Opinions are like ******* - you get it.. everone has one. Others also read the posts, and maybe someone else found some useful. You will notice pizdin_dim also added a list of the ones found "truely useful".. and they might not be "your" list, but they are the ones pizdin_dim found useful.. in other words another suggestion.
as for "generic footer" no, I cant live withouth it. It saved me hours and hours.. even days worth of work to print the same thing at the footer of every post isntead of doing it by hand. I have tried the same thing at the end of every post by hand and this is much easier, so out of the 40soemthing blogs I have built for people, everyone of them has used it..even if it was a different message under each post (some people prefer to have copyright info, some prefer to ahve a signature, some prefer to have an aend of file bug), so that is why I consider it must have.
To each his own and don't judge someone else wrong just because anothers opinions is not yours.