@backdraft7, @Alex. I agree with both of you. There seems to have been some changes to the localization and I don't think they got it right, or they did get it right to flush out some more garbage (hopefully not me!) from the SERPS because what I saw yesterday was a lot of spammy sites with what it seemed, autogenerated content. They had a mish-mash of keywords in both title and description (or whatever Google gets their info from now!).
I am also surprised that there are not more people posting abiout it so maybe it's just left, the other ones have recovered since it seems like when you have a better period you don't tend to post anything.
I have posted before about it and to me it seems like Google tries to classify where your site(s) belong to, in what cluster of results it should be. My site have changed a lot lately and is now showing up among eBayclassifies and sites like that. Not sure if it's right or not but if I am above these sites, I'll take it.