Spiekerooger - 7:06 pm on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Keep in mind that, once rolled out, this will only affect organic traffic from those searchers who are logged in. Yes, even if it effects less than 10% of users, it's not necessarily non-trivial, but it's also not complete silence.
I do believe that google is following the ssl everywhere doctrine. So this is probably just affecting logged in users now, but will be mainstream soon enough.
I do think that ssl everywhere is a good idea if the ssl system as it is now will be fixed against its major flaws as shown by ssl failures at comodo or diginotar, e.g.
But I do not follow in Googles idea of deleting information about search terms as these are still obtained by Google itself.
So it's not "Don't be evil" at Google, it's "All your data belong to us and ONLY to us".