I'm sure CloudFlare serves a purpose. Somehow.
I mean, I do know that El Reg is a CloudFlare (CF) client for example. I know that because I've been prevented from accessing my beloved Reg writers' ramblings more than a couple of times, with little more than a so-called "ray-ID" to sooth my pains. I'm pretty new at this IT thing (not), but I can't help wondering whether that cloud-based approach to "protection" really is worth it. I mean, do you guys really save that much money by using CF over in-house IT? Genuine question.