Hookbill... I understand what you're saying, but I think it's short-sighted to tell people that will use GMail and they'll like it: my way or the highway. That's an invitation back to the highway IMO. Better to acknowledge that it is a problem and either help find a solution, or be on the lookout for one. If a few people in this little corner of the Android universe are talking about it, there must be countless people wondering about it.
I do think your post was helpful in that it offered alternatives... just the tone was a bit dismissive.