indyank - 6:04 am on Jun 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hmm...This is what I suspect...
I would say that having the manufacturer's description is really useful even in the example you quoted.
egBlue cotton party dress with white frills and a white print. Prewashed/ color fast. Adjustable waist
This beautiful little party number is sure to delight your little girl. In a divine summery blue embellished with white frills and a modern Bali themed print, it's suitable as both a party, formal or even an "I just feel like wearing a pretty dress down to the park" dress.
I would still like to retain the description (italicized) in my page as it gives a brief description (features) of the product.
I would then go on to add more useful content in the form of images, videos and laying down the benefits and usage.
but if the google engineers were thinking like you do and enforce uniqueness like you say...it surely is not good.