>>In whose opinion?
Whose opinion is it that they're bad sites?
Outside of Google of course. :)
We had a thread on the subject. Most of the sites listed there were generally very quality sites... not from the Google perspective but from the objective user perspective. I realize they are two completely different things.
Which is my point. Google's view of what is good and the user's view of what is good may not be 100% in sync right now. Which makes this post premature.
Ideally Google's view of what is good should also match the objective, INFORMED user view of what is good. When we know that's happening, then this post will be correct. Right now we don't know that's happening. You're just assuming it is because Google says so.