diberry - 3:23 pm on Jul 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
I changed domain names weeks AFTER Penguin. What I've mentioned in this thread is strictly the stuff I did BEFORE Penguin, and I have left nothing out. (I had been wanting to change domain names for branding purposes, but putting it off for fear of losing rankings. After losing the rankings, I figured no time like the present.)
As for aakk9999's excellent question, yes, I would've lost link juice, but I doubt those pages had much to speak of. They were ranking only on very long tail searches, and not in #1 positions even then. I didn't run them through a pagerank checker or anything, however.
Ironically, someone had suggested to me that having a lot of individual page 301s in place looked spammy to Google, LOL, which is why I deleted them. I'll leave in place those I still have in htaccess.