If' you'd like further proof that limit on blessings is going to affect non-angels, here it is.
Yesterday, my best lens had a lens rank of 47. (http://www.squidoo.com/photographs-my-garden
) The lensrank is the result of being on the front page with only 19 lenses in the rotation, and the subsequent visits, comments and blessings. (I don't expect you to visit this lens. I just want you to see the intro photo, so you will recognize it from the front page.)
Without any blessings yesterday, my lensrank dropped to 1407.
The same is true of my iris photos lens, also on the front page: yesterday, 536; today, 1948.
For lenses that are pure information, with little or no product promotion, the lack of blessings is going to be disastrous to our lensrank. That means people like me, who concentrate on non-sales lenses, are either going to take our content elsewhere or turn to sales lenses--which have less textual content.
In the long run, limiting the number of blessings a lens can receive is going to have the opposite effect of what HQ says they want. There will be fewer and fewer quality, pure content lenses, while the number of borderline thin affiliate lenses will increase.
In my opinion. I hope time proves me wrong.