tedster - 2:55 pm on Sep 11, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 5:23 pm (utc) on Sep 11, 2012]
My gripe here is that google is focused more on punishing a website trying to manipulate its SERP's than providing accurate search results to the end user.
I get a similar feeling these days - and I'm not happy about it as either an SEO or as a user. In fact, last week I lost track of an online business I used to buy from and could not surface through Google Seach. (I did find it through Bing.)
I do have a hope, however. In years past, new major ranking factors often started in with the dial set very high and then gradually it got turned down. Please let that happen again - soon!
[edited by: tedster at 5:23 pm (utc) on Sep 11, 2012]