Commentary: For Yahoo, Mistrust Is Popping Up
Yahoo can't help but give us reasons to not like them. I currently don't install any of their software, use their search or any of their other services. Admittedly, some of their offerings are pretty good. Their calendar product is pretty useful, although it offers nothing that MS doesn't with their hotmail calendar.
When will companies learn that no body likes to be made to look like a fool. This is exactly the message they send when they try to trick you into looking at their advertising or installing their software.
Take the Yahoo toolbar/Flash Player install issue that cropped up a few months ago. I think it was very important for the community to stand up and say that we don't want to see our trusted business partners succumb to the same type of thinking.
I think at this point, it is just better to steer clear of companies like AOL and Yahoo! The last thing you need is their reputation rubbing off on you. If it were my decision, I would have to kick Yahoo to the curb for being irrelevant and bordering on evil.