That's alright, we'll forgive your ignorance, toothake. The site owners that I have been communicating with all have user generated content sites, and it's not uncommon for UGC sites to be quite large.... and they have nothing to do with selling widgets or anything else for that matter. Besides, with Google, having "30 million pages in the index" does not mean at all that jonathan's site has 30 million pages. My 250,000 page site shows over six times that amount normally in Google's index.
My site is now about 50% restored to the index this morning. About half of you who stickied me your URL's are growing as well, the other half is still shrinking.