So what I'm hearing is: no matter what you post, people will be upset and backlash.
I'm not getting into that discussion. I'm just trying to keep us moving forward and helping everywhere we can. I take the backlash as "Wow, we had 11 years of incredible, free data from Google, WITH modification rights that others didn't have, even though Google only owned you for 6 years. I'll be forever grateful for you guys for your help, and from now on, I'll realize that data really isn't free, that rockets have to go up with satellites circling our planet with cameras on board, waiting for cloudless days, and there has to be huge ground support to make this all happen."
Someone queue Louis CK, cell phones and flying. For you humor-impaired people on this list, please DON'T search for that video.