robzilla - 7:24 am on Jul 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
Cutts said, they --> wanted <--- to level the playing field
I believe that was in reference to an "over-optimization penalty," not necessarily Panda-related. See this thread: [webmasterworld.com...]
I do agree that, now more than ever, medium- to high-quality sites are outranked by lower-quality ones, and oftentimes I can't figure out why.