I've removed my links to other sites. I suddenly no longer saw the point. I mean no disrespect to the people I used to link to: I am just fairly sure that most of them didn't need it one way or the other, especially since I link to sites in my blog entries anyway. It nicely streamlines my site, and it removes all headaches about who to link to, how to organize it, etc.
Feel free to complain, in comments or per email. Perhaps I can be made to change my mind.