freejung - 8:04 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yeah, I'm in the "get a[nother] job and maybe save the family from bankruptcy" category and I'm not liking it any more than you are. What I'm saying is, you always have a choice. What Google does with their algo is their choice. How you react to it is yours.
Particularly in this case we really don't know what if anything can be done to restore a site's rankings, so it would be particularly wise to react by doing things that are productive in themselves. Maybe getting another job falls into that category, and maybe redesigning your layout does too.
As for people who spent a lot of time spinning their wheels chasing the algo (making changes that do not improve their sites other than the attempt to recover from Panda), yeah, I feel bad for them but Google didn't force them to do that, it was their own choice.