A number of the responses were interesting and thought provoking, while others were so full of FUD and misinformation I couldn’t help but wonder if they were serious. I’ll admit that I was surprised by some of the negative backlash against DVCS. I have explained it to many former users of centralized systems, and it simply never struck me as a very controversial technology. I don’t want to just completely ignore the criticism, however. This post is an attempt to respond directly to some of the more common criticisms, and hopefully convince some of the skeptics that even if DVCS isn’t the solution for you, at least it won’t start your computer on fire.