Surely, though, the point isn’t to be able to take cheap digs at other people, but to entice other people into being honest about you for once. Facts about your own flaws can be incredibly hard to obtain: You’re blind to them, and other people are usually way to polite to volunteer such information to your face, much preferring to discuss such delicate matters behind your back, as soon as you’ve left the room. The result is that you can be trapped in a cocoon if obliviousness, perhaps for years, even a lifetime. I’d much rather have someone simply tell me that I need to get some breath mints, or that my jokes aren’t funny, or that I need to stop sneaking those more-obvious-than-I-think peeks at the new intern’s rear end. People are indeed cowards, though, which is why most of them usually won’t tell you a damned thing, even when confronted directly. Maybe if the service is anonymous, people can be tricked into telling you what they actually think of you for once.