tedster - 8:59 pm on Sep 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
I do understand the thinking behind this, but I also think they haven't thought it through very well. Now, if the crawling uses a canonical link (we're waiting for that clarification) that would handle a lot of these edge cases that look so troubling.
However, Google does rush things into production without looking at cross-discipline ramifications. Remember how the first AJAX SERPs broke Analytics?