Okay, so I know a lot of people get annoyed with the word verification thing when leaving comments.
Personally I don't mind it and I rarely have problems. Usually when I do have problems it is when I am using my android phone and type a letter wrong.
So I left the word verification up.
But since there was such an out cry against it I finally relented and removed it.
FYI - there is not an option in the new blogger interface (at least that I could find) to remove this option. You have to do it in the old interface. Oh, and if you still see the verification let me know. It doesn't ask me for it because it's my blog.
Sigh. If you are wondering why it took me so long - I don't like to do things just because everyone else is doing them. Unless I see value in it. And I finally see the value in taking word verification off.
So bloggers-who-hate-word-verification - you win :)