Hissingsid - 10:26 am on Oct 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
Dave, I agree with you. There was something similar after Florida. Loads of people here, including myself, bleating about how their site and what had happened to it was proof that Florida was getting it wrong. It appeared that for ages Google, in the form of GoogleGuy (who I think later became Matt Cutts) were in denial. Then a few of us worked out why as well as what was happening and GoogleGuy gave us a method of communicating our examples of what was going wrong and why we thought it was. Certainly in my case Google used the examples I provided and sorted out the mess in my niche.
Until they stop just trying to faff with the data and start to listen to us now we will not get the current mess sorted.
I'm pretty sure that Panda is "right" in the short term for the majority of the web (I still think it is flawed) but there are areas at the sides of the bell curve that don't fit and where Panda has messed up a good situation.