crobb305, Ok fair points on that - I was referring to your comments and being flippant in reference to yours. I wasn't making comments to the general board I was being defensive about your comments that you made about me scraping etc.
I apologise for coming across like that.
My observation on the current changes is that duplicate content can outrank unique content. Keyword domains also hold a lot of weight.
Our unique content branded sites have tanked and keyword domains with content that is duplicate from their merchants do just fine.