We are now in the year 2011. You may recall some discussion at the turn of the century about how to pronounce the years 2000, 2001, etc. It seems to me that the consensus was to say "two-thousand" and "two-thousand one" and so on. But I think now that we are in the second decade of this century it is time to move on to the traditional two-number pronunciation system for the years and continue with it for the rest of the century.
Just as 1975 is pronounced "nineteen seventy-five" and not "one-thousand nine-hundred seventy-five" it is time to pronounce the year 2011 as "twenty eleven" and not "two-thousand eleven."
What do you think?