tedster - 6:50 pm on Sep 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
my first thought was of Panda and thin content
Panda does not go after "thin content". It tries to identify "shallow content" - and that is a very different issue. These two phrases were invented by Google spokespeople and many people get their meanings crossed.
1. Thin content is content provided by an affiliate feed and published with no value added by the site where it appears. This kind of affiliate site was being demoted long before Panda
2. Shallow content can be 1000 words of completely original writing. The thing that makes it "shallow" is that after you read it, you've essentially learned nothing at all.
Webwork gave the best advice: The question isn't "Will Google like/value my site?". The question is "Will people like/value my site?" It sounds like you are giving this angle some good attention, but just got concerned about possible Panda troubles.
I'd say forget about Panda troubles. No one understands that algorithm well enough to predict anything at all. As long as you're not intentionally pumping out shallow content, forget about the Pasnda-monium.