I guess that anti-spyware zealots have been redeemed, sort-of, after being "kinda" put down by a "representative" of the StopBadware.org "coalition." Ms. Selzer has responded with all the "kindness" and "candor" befitting the web.
Two points have been cleared up. First, anti-spyware zealots serve a valuable purpose – exposing the problem; second, there should be no question as to Ms. Selzer’s chosen profession.
I hereby promise to make no lawyer jokes for the rest of the month.