SEGuru, also known as Daron, started a thought provoking but yet, too agreeably speechless, post at Search Engine Watch forums named An Oldtimers Perspective.... In that post, SEGuru discusses how it was for him in the older days of the industry; "It was the days of the spider and the algorithm in full force and rapid evident evolution, which has only made search a better place."
"Good times it was," Daron said, and it was and still is. SEGuru describes in the thread the new opportunities facing the industry with the barriers between SEO and Search Engine have been broken with the help of Danny Sullivan. He welcomes Microsoft into "to the [search] space".
Ironically, he discusses his thoughts on both sides of the SEM industry coin, which I will just pull out this quote, "Win/Win/Win = EndUser/SE/SEO". To then end with a word of wisdom for old and new people to join the industry; "the politics...is BS. Do not get caught up in it."
That last line is a good line to end with, so I will quote it again.
the politics...is BS. Do not get caught up in it.