fathom - 6:55 am on Apr 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
After to much time in struggle with G. webmaster rules about this and that (and with no results for a long time) I finaly give up and erased all my WMT accounts for all of my websites.
After month or two SE traffic have significant increased, I don't know why and I don't care...more important to me is that I stopped playing by G. rules (and waste a large ammount of time).
I just follow common sense and stick with a basic webmaster rules regardless of G. have to say.
I believe if it is free it is not worth very much... course all of Googles accounts are invaluable and yet free... so what is in it for Google?
Free data in return? The ability to automatically snoop on you would solve alot of spamming problems.
Admittedly that is just a hunch... but it explains a lot and with Googles changes on privacy on all accounts under a single roof... big brother? ...or now the Godfather of the Web?