It's been a week, more or less, since I've removed the need to enter a CAPTCHA to comment here. Observations:
1. Blogger does a really good job of capturing comment spam in the spam can. I have to go in a couple times a day to empty the junk out, but none seems to be showing up in published comments. Go, Blogger spam filtering.
2. People are quick to complain about how the new CAPTCHA stinks, but slow to say that it's nice not to have to type one in. ;-)
3. Comment volume seems to be about the same. I guess that means that I could sick the CAPTCHAs back on you, but I like all y'all too much.
So, no CAPTCHAs FTW.