As GoogleGuy stated there was a similar reaction here the last time they made a major change.
That didn't stop Google from tweaking again. So, why would this round be any different?
The update isn't over yet. Didn't you state here that your site was doing well in SJ?
Google just doesn't care at all whether your site or another site is in the first page as long is the results are on topic.
If the update settles and you are bumped up a few notches would you be happy then? Sure.
FI has you at #56 for one of your top phrases with just one backlink showing.
Before you ever came to this forum did you ever know when a google update was happening?
Would you know it now based on your regular WWW surfing?
There's just no amount of posts or e-mails that will back Google change it's entire algorithm to suit our needs.
What can you do to fix it?
I hope Y! doesn't change to Inktomi as positiontech has rankings now, but ya never know.
It's unfortunate that your site got caught up in the change.
The gist of my post was that if you can't change it (and you cannot) why stress over it? It serves no purpose other than to make yourself unhealthy.
I used to stress out over things I had no control over. It was wasted energy.
In the grand scheme of things maybe you'll come out the update better or maybe it will be a horror until the next update for you.
With GoogleGuy stating more than days but less than months...this could go on a while. :(
Question is- how can you (if at all) react to counter all the lost sales?
What if this goes on another 3 weeks?