I have decided to boycott my personal commenting on any blog that requires comment verification that gets less than 50,000 hits a day. It is pretentious, annoying, and difficult to do when drunk.
I can (slightly) tolerate comment moderation, though I have noticed that it negatively impacts the creative back and forth flow that makes having comments fun in the first place.
Let the record show, that I do not (currently) have anybody commenting here that bothers me. When someone does, I ban them without mercy and delete their trash. If this is not happening to you, shut the fuck up, and say what you want.
Seriously. If you are pining for commenters, odds are they just said fukkit when they saw your verification. I know I do. Just pay $12 for the premium Haloscan membership, follow the easy instructions (if I can do it, ANYbody can do it) and get a system you can control.
I used Blogger commenting on my other Blogger blog for the last couple of weeks, and I hated it.
Blogging tip: There is a way to keep BOTH commenting systems. And I suggest you do not use the automatic Haloscan install, because you will lose all of your old blogger comments. I did.
Do a little research, and figure out how.