programming with exceptions considered harmful?

Joel Spolsky has a good article on why programming using exceptions in languages that support them may be just as bad as using goto.
I've been weighing each side of this argument in my head for a few weeks while developing a .Net client to interface with the Blogware resellers API. In the end, I decided against throwing my own exceptions and instead catching them and setting a couple properties with an error status and error message.

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