I think they are awesome - and doubly so since they are only a few millimeters big. I cannot even begin imagine the absolute terrors these things would be if they were just cat-sized !
Also they tend to have good taste in colors - well, except for the peacock spider who opted for the same modest attire best favored by a Jean-Paul Gaultier snorting acid in the midst of the 1980s, but still, pretty awesome again. If I was a Creationist, I'd call the Peacock spider as my next witness instead of focusing on the banana.
And yep, I agree, whatever takes out mosquitoes, gnats, cockroaches and web-weaving spiders is a Good Arachnid in my book.
Atleast if a spider was in my ear it would keep the bugs out.
This is actually true. Warmer temp make insects much much more active since they are cold blooded and their daily activties coorespond to thei ambient temp. The colder the temp. the less active. The warmer the temp, the more active they are. This means if the average temp is warmer then usual, they are far more active and go through their life span faster, which means they produce much much faster also, meaning more bugs around. The link also said this.