I've got nothing but love (or perhaps a less intense but still positive feeling) for Eric Weisstein and his work, but I feel that the project has been irredeemably tainted by the CRC fiasco.
Read Eric's commentary, especially the part about his latest deal with CRC, for details.
What we REALLY need is a fresh start -- an online database without any lingering ties to CRC or any other greedy dead-tree publisher.
Also, it should be more wiki-like and dynamic.
One of my IRC buddies is developing such a database right now, and I've contributed a little material to it.
I'm tempted to give a URL, but it's not ready for prime time yet,
and it's really up to him to make an announcement (hi glasnost).