Even as I teeter on the brink of financial ruin due to Panda, I am starting to like it
...was said in the context of no longer having to compete with every two bit websmaster on a cheap hosting plan who buys a keyword 'rich' domain, throws up a Wordpress site, writes a few articles or swaps a few links, in the effort to rank for solely for one keyphrase (albeit a sizeable one). There were so many they were like weeds. All these webmasters rinsing and repeating. The level of mediocrity of the sites was staggering, because all they cared about was SEO and not the user. They were noise, a wasted click, an unwanted annoyance, an obstacle. Good riddance to that game, because under Panda it can't last.
I am looking forward to being able to focus on the real business of being in business: satisfying visitors. Panda should deal with the rest!
BTW, I don't think you're 'getting' Panda if you think it's favouring big over small/ brand over independent/ anti small guy/ etc /etc