Wilburforce - 8:59 am on Sep 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
Matt Cutts statement is very likely the truth as he sees it
I agree (and apologise): I didn't mean to question his sincerity.
I also agree that domain crowding had become an issue which Google properly needed to address (albeit the result of earlier "improvements").
I just find it frustrating that whie my site has suffered collateral damage and the stated targets are unscathed, MC keeps telling what a great job they are doing.