Dean Wampler, a friend and coworker of mine, recently wrote a neat blog about else statements. He was sitting with someone and they noticed that good code just doesn't seem to have as many elses as code that isn't quite so good. I grepped a couple of code bases I have on hand, and it does seem like there's a correlation.
Does this mean that elses are bad? I don't think so. There's a difference between seeing some code quality as an indicator and saying that the construct itself is bad. And, I doubt that anyone could end up with better code by just mechanically removing elses. That seems like it would be recipe for disaster.
Unfortunately, this argument didn't fly on reddit a while ago. I'm not sure why.