tedster - 8:27 pm on Mar 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
Googlebot gets text content at the top of the page, right? Is it stable content - or would it change with every googlebot request? If it's relatively stable, then I can't imagine what kind of problem it would be. I certainly wouldn't remove useful content
FWIW, I work with several sites that have big chunks of image content above the fold and this new algorithm has not impacted them negatively at all.