What I see...
Is that Google actually made an effort and scanned a metric fuckton of books, with a view to actually doing something (*gasp*) productive with them. And they did all the books, not just the potboiler of the week.
And now the people that have sat on their asses and let really damn good books go out of print, don't like it, because it means they're losing control. Good. I hope Google really reams 'em hard, because they deserve it.
They're caught in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation because no matter what they do, Google will still have its huge pile of books. This is why you don't sit on your butt and let someone else take the initiative.
Mine's the one with the copy of John D. Clark's "Ignition" in the pocket.