tedster - 3:08 pm on Jan 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
Here's the link for that quote: Opinion about PR update [google.com]
I don't see John Mueller saying the same thing you are, Jonny6. His first sentence is saying what other here are saying, and he's making a strong distinction between internal PR and what you see on the toolbar:
The PageRank which we use internally is continuously updated, so even if you're not seeing a PageRank in your Toolbar, rest assured that we'll be treating your site accordingly regardless, and will crawl, index and rank your websites appropriately.