tedster - 11:48 pm on Apr 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
If this only affected lots of "look alike" websites, I'd buy what you're saying completely. But it's affecting all types of sites, including one of a kind major corporate sites that are not showing duplicated or scraped results in Google.
The site:example.com/directory/ search has been a long time factor - but right now (last couple of months) I'm seeing something new, some other factor that is depressing the site:example.com numbers in an inaccurate way.
I don't want to start automating queries one URL at a time to see how well a site is indexed, but right now don't see an "approved" way to get even a ballpark idea. The situation is making straightforward webmastering even harder than it has been.