tedster - 3:12 pm on May 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
I never think of Google as either enemy or ally. I think of the whole playing field as a "competitive-cooperative" game. Too much focus on either aspect of the relationship eventually leads to a non-productive situation.
There are different kinds of websites that were hit by Panda. Some are actual branded businesses - still small and not really household names for most people, but with enough of an established customer base that a regular flood of new domains may not be a feasible approach.
What makes sense for an affiliate marketer might not make sense for every member here - and we really do have a wide variety of members: in-house SEOs, consultants, hands-on contractors, business owners, affiliate marketers, passionate hobbyists, scholars, etc, etc.