You know, maybe you smaller pools should band together and attempt to get Stickied at the top of the Pools page? I know it says "Only for Top 10", but that seems kinda silly as the top pools are getting hit so hard. Having a "Smaller/Alternative Pools" Sticky, with all the relevant pools that have been around for (lets say) 6mo+ or so would be great in times such as these.
A 6 month criteria would mean basically no pools get listed if they're small. The only pools older than 6 months are Slush, Deepbit, bitcoinpool (barely), and possibly Eligius. BTC Guild opened only 5m 2w ago, and I think Eligius came out 1 week before us.