WebPixie - 4:21 pm on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
As I say I can reason with you, but then I see/recall examples that make me question the simplicity of it....
You are right, nothing with G- is ever simple. For example in my niche where our site is the three word keyword phrase with dashes, the website which is the phrase without dashes jumped up from nowhere to page three with this update.
It is an auto-generated site which links to other content with a snippet of text. It has almost zero link development which sometimes seems to be a plus in the modern G- world. So why wasn't it hit and why did it seem to get a boost? I can only guess that the handful of inbound links did not set off any penalty.