tedster - 5:29 pm on Jun 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
...they seem to be totally ignoring one big community
Different Google teams often get tunnel vision around various technical "enhancements." Remember the beginnings of AJAX search results? They even trashed Google Analytics!
I am confident that the issues around this change will get sorted - both bandwidth and challenges to the major Analytics vendors, too. Google uses a kind of rapid iteration model all the time. Roll out early and fix many of the bugs later. This kind of "agile" development is taking over the world, and it is hard for an old codger like me to adapt to sometimes.