I'm a heavy user of Evernote and have been a member since 2008. I'm a bit of an evangelist with my friends, etc. when it comes to this product, so am obviously not unbiased. I too am a bit concerned about the changeover of the CEO and don't have the insight into the company #'s to know if they will be able to make it work as a billion dollar company. One concern I have continued to have is the talk of going public. I understand they need / want to do this to get $$$ back to the investors and to continue to grow. But am concerned how it will affect the product and their stated goal of building a trusted 100 year company. I had found that stated goal to be very refreshing and have trusted them up to this point. We'll see what the future holds. If things do go bad, I'm going to be in a fair quandary trying to move to something different. From a functionality standpoint, I do disagree with this article. I have always tried new products that have come out in this space and always find them lacking when compared to Evernote. Sure you can pick and choose features and say there are better alternate solutions out there. But no product that I have seen brings all these features together so you can everything in one place (i.e. your 2nd brain) as well as Evernote. To compare Photoshop or Gimp to Skitch is not a fair comparison. Also to compare a file based service such as Dropbox to Evernote is not a fair comparison. I always read these articles that say there are better alternatives out there, but I've never come across one - and believe me I have looked. Just my 2 cents.