I know I'm being naive - but could a robot really produce the beautiful quilts and things we display on our blogs? Isn't that proof enough?
I've been living dangerously for some time now without word verification, and haven't had trouble with spam (hopefully I didn't just jinx myself by saying that)!
I review comments before they're posted, so I have the opportunity to weed out anything questionable. The software does a great job of relegating inappropriate comments to the spam folder - where they are quickly and easily nixed.
I hope others will give it (no word verification) a whirl. Maybe if enough bloggers boycott the current system, somebody somewhere will get the message - this is oVerkIll. Perhaps then it will be modified to something a little more reasonable?
Let's hope!!! :)