I appreciate this talk enormously, the white noise is regrettable
Fuck it - I'm signing up now, and doin tha boggie every time my package arrives.
I would rather that archiving mail just removed the inbox label and left it in All Mail as per gmail web interface. I'll speculate here that it might be possible to use a sys pref on the mac to name the Archive folder All Mail to archive this, or possible a google labs product to rename All Mail to Archive.
Enough. This is just loserish.
It doesn't work, for the reasons I've spelled out previously.
Look at everyone else's comments and stop wasting people time.
I've written to google to ask they take crap down.