The problem is that the number of cool projects is pretty minimal. They're in duck and cover mode. They'll get pushed to trim employees further and further to stretch the revenues out.
I wish I had not sold it to them. The cash and freedom do not even come close; I would rather work on a big, popular product.
But yeah, I can see how you'd feel like you do.
BTW, I still use Delicious every day, thanks for creating it.
Yahoo did not killed Delicious (launched in 2003), Google Reader (2005), FriendFeed (2006), Twitter (2007) and bit.ly did!