What are your opinions about revocation certificates, are they useful? Since I could revoke a key without the rev cert, as long as I have the private key, what's the reason for a rev cert? I understand that you could have a copy of a rev cert and revoke a key if you lose the private part of it, but you could just as well make a copy of the private key instead of the rev cert, as far as I can see.
I suppose there could be a situation where you have a really lousy password, so you don't want extra copies of your keys, but still want the possibility of revoking them. It seems like a very far fetched situation though, since you wouldn't want a lousy password in the first place. I must be missing something, or ... ?