I know that anyone still posting here is being put on the black list of "people who just don't get it" but here goes anyway.
I have been watching bots in referral logs for some time now and Fast to me seems a lot like Google bot used to be. No nonsense, crawling of a site, beginning to end within reason. I don't really give a hoot about 85 percent market share, yes Google still fills my logs and gives me a great piece of the pie, and yes, I heart Google. But as a bot watcher, I have to say, this is my observation.
Given the great chance that this post will be deleted it is hard to say but, I can't help but believe for this year, Fast is going to have the best index based solely on having a better bot.
This post isn't about the "new" algo or about Dominique or any "whiney" stuff. Just bot power. I already know from reading here I am not the only one who has noticed this in the last few months.
The question is, will anyone at Google wake up and realize that their bot has been out paced, out maneuvered, and out done lately. After all, in my opinion, Google was built on the great bot it sent out. Does it know that it is being beaten like a piņata?
Please no Google exhortations and visa versa no "ya Google sucks!" either, just bot observation.