indyank - 7:53 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
Does the title "Blue Widgets" have any edge in ranking over "Blue widgets - Smart and beautiful"? May be, google had ranked the former better in the past, but no longer.
I also don't think that google will rank a page lower for Title over optimization like "Blue Widgets". Atleast, it doesn't do so, now.
I am also still seeing a lot of commercial sites rank on top, even if they spam their titles with keywords.
However, it is still good to add those few additional words, which may or may not be relevant :)