Re: Is it just me?
I think you have a point here. My e-mail inbox gets hit two or three times a day with Spice-spam. Some of it is useful (like invitations to local meetups) and some is advertising. The advertising is to be expected - it's how they make money - but if they don't get ratio of useful stuff to spam just right I think they risk losing valuable eyeballs.
Certainly I'm irritated enough to poke through the settings and figure out how to throttle the amount of e-mail I'm getting. I'm not giving up on Spiceworks; I'd just like to reduce the ad factor.
(I use Spiceworks more for the community discussions than for the monitoring app. Maybe people using the app more extensively would have a different take on the ratio of usefulness to spam that they experience?)
If Spiceworks actually is trying to take over the social networking world, they're going to have to strike a balance between getting advertising dollars and pleasing (not irritating) users.