indyank - 5:05 pm on Jun 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google is not just in U.S and there are still several countries where speed is an issue. In the country where some of the google engineers work, India, speed is a major issue.
I would associate this more with chrome than with the Google search engine as it is browser dependent and chrome has always focused on speed.
But what will irritate many is their total disregard for webmasters who don't want to opt into this.Google's treatment of webmasters is pathetic.They do provide an opt out for users but doesn't seem to provide one for the webmasters.This has been their attitude in several of their new changes or features.
Google is not just dependent on their search users but also on webmasters. But they seem to be totally ignoring one big community.