gouri - 3:28 am on Jun 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
On one site that I am working on, about 20 pages, this pattern is there for over 50% of the pages.
I'm guessing that's the part that might trigger a flag as over-optimization. I don't think anyone knows for sure on this, but I'd try mixing it up a bit. After all, it is something that "only an SEO would do."
I agree with you.
When I did this, I did not think that this was over optimization but when I look at it now, I think that it might be seen as a pattern and something that is too focused.