I wonder what the city of London, Ontario, Canada thinks of all of this. At 300,000+ people, it isn't exactly "irrelevant," and is in fact a major part of Canada's economy.
I can't speak for "people," but I sure as fnord oppose these GTLDs. Becuase of places like London.
Who gets .salem? .springfield? Does my hometown lose out on .Edmonton because it is a burough of London, England?