I'm sorry to see it go - spies.com was one of the first domains which I accessed when I first started using the Internet (specifically, the wiretap archive, which used to be located at gopher://wiretap.spies.com).
For years, this was the first site I would show people when introducing them to the internet.
I remember dialing into a local merit dialin, connecting to a public gopher client ( I think burrow.cl.msu.edu ) and browsing around the wiretap archives when I was in high school. I was doing that before I discovered Nyx, and that I could connect to it via gopher.
You see, if you dialed into a MERIT dialin without a login, you were restricted to a few hosts that you could telnet to from the HOST: prompt. These included the above mentioned gopher client. From there, you could explore the entire world.