WebPixie - 3:22 pm on Oct 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
I do not think there was a penalty put on EMDs. In the niche where one of my sites was nuked another EMD moved up to page two with this update and is currently #11.
My site (baby-blue-widgets.com) has been around for more than seven years, has over 70 pages of original, quality content, bounce stays below 20% and sometimes dips below 10%, time on site is long, page views are high, lots of likes, tweets and pins; and it is -950.
Meanwhile, BabyBlueWidgets.com (without the dashes) has moved from nowhere up to #11 since the update and it a glorified parked page with less than a handful of inbound links. So I am not thinking that this update had anything to do with a penalty for EMDs.