Another clear indicator that this isn't about an algo change, it's not about improved search results, it's actually all about a clear change in philosophy at Google. That's why nobody is talking about Google SEO. It's clear. This thread and the post in it pretty much sum it up for me. Ranters? Possibly. Or is it the pulse of webmasters and people don't want to see, listen to, or face that reality. People are officially pissed imo. That's why for me, I don't actually care to indulge in SEO so much. SEO with Google is more about how to become less dependent slash what the exit strategy is. That's reality whether people care to admit it or not.