About five years, ago, Cory Doctorow published the entertaining reality check called "Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia". Take a look at it. Still valid. A bit extreme, but to counterbalance the huge amount of meta-utopia already published, I would surmise that Cory wanted to get his point across in a way that most of us could immediately relate to.
Such reality checks are useful, especially before embarking on organizational metadata journeys. Highly recommended!