Interesting post Content. Thanks for reporting back here! I'm definitely keenly interested in how it turns out.
I found a competitor that has 301'd his entire ecom domain to a new shorter "brandable" domain name.... and his traffic in SEM rush when compared to his old domain is exactly the same as it was back in February... and his rankings have visibly skyrocketed in the SERPS. This is definitely an interested "loophole" in the Panda affect.