So in a nutshell.
1- very new site about a product fixing to come on the scene 1 page with nothing to validate there is a real person behind the deal.
We ranked top from the go. You couldn't even do adwords not enough searches. The news hit the press we went from 100 a day to thousands a day, and never had a sandbox, never faltered in the serps. It has been 3 years since the launch and still ranking in the top with 1000's of other sites hitting the scene. Now there are 1000's of sites buying traffic with adwords.
I don't think G is at fault here. You produced a 1 page site the fan hit the market and that was that. No contact, no privacy just 1 page. If I visit a 1 page site I am gone and will never be back. I figure G feels the same way about this. No disrespect about your work it was just not done like it should have been.
I would add the necessary info to validate it. Add more content spice it up a bit, and see what develops.
You say it was an experiment so I guess just because it tanked the experiment is over? Not in my life I would get to work and finish the experiment.