Elsmarc - 7:26 pm on Aug 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
You got that right! My personal opinion is it's a stupid tactic to take. But - Search isn't really Google's focus and specialty any more so I expect it to continue to "dumb down" and give more corporate and related results.
Not to mention - Changes have never really taken effect "immediately". It has always been a "make changes and see what happens over the next 2 weeks to a month" thing.