docbird - 1:19 am on Sep 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
Just checked, host crowding indeed still present.
I'd be ok with this if reflected value of pages in the SERPs, but instead just seems one page may look strong, and lots more carried along for the ride, booting other pages down.
Indeed Google messed up, fixing what wasn't broke.
Too much faffing about with the algorithms?