RedWine - 5:38 am on Oct 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
There are probably many here who skim this thread that have never been severely impacted by an update. It is easy to sit back and make judgments such as "should have had better content" or load times, users experience, brand building, community building (fill in with your favorites), etc. I know I certainly did. It feels good to be wrapped in the safety and security of the shared illusion.
But then one day it happens to you. Your perfect baby, no matter how well attended and groomed, gets blown out of the SERP's. I'm talking gone. Then the red pill kicks in, your feeding tube pops, your matrix plugs are pulled, and you find yourself cold naked and alone seeing the SERPS Algo as it really is for the first time! ;)
Until then, pass the cool aid (and enjoy the steak)!