Finally I finished my "counting really fast" series on super aggressive performance optimization. And of course for a really pointless usecase. The whole thing should be implemented in hardware but I was just trying for the sake of trying. After the final post on this http://blog.blinkenlight.net/2012/07/01/counting-revisited/ the whole thing got covered by hackaday. Now here comes the thing. Most of the comments for the implementation http://blog.blinkenlight.net/experiments/counting/faster-counter/ objected against my use of goto. I do not mind these comments to much as the commenters seemingly did not read the article at all.
Although I like hackaday coverage a lot - it drives a lot of traffic to my blog - I always wonder about their readers. My overall impression is that the comments from the Arduino forum are much more insightful.
So here is my question: what do you think about these examples? Do they get the point through that excessive performance optimization is not worth the hassle? Do they deliver any insights? How could I do better?