Thanks for commenting!
To be clear, I also support aspects of what Klout is trying to do. I've been overwhelmed by the number of tweets and retweets about this post (I just joined socialmediatoday.com last night). A couple of those tweets have lumped this article into a "Klout bashing" genre and that's not at all my purpose.
As a business owner myself, I have a deep respect for Klout building something that didn't exist before. I just think they should take more caution to only score accounts if they can do so consistently and accurately because it can be dangerous to their credibility and trustworthiness. If the score is measuring their system performance more than my social interaction online... that's not good.
Again, I wish them the best and I do believe they willl continue to work hard at their stated goal.