for me, Search engines are not going away, and Google will probably be master of all it surveys for quite a while yet, so learning to exist in this environment is important .
I've only a questions right now.
How do folk who are either new entrants or , got knocked back to really low traffic, or never figured out how to rank under the old order
Going to break into the top 4 meaningful SERPs positions, under the new order (most SEO activity now penalised) ?
google current new order enforces the Status quo, tis veery much know your place, upstairs downstairs,
move up too quick without flashing vast amounts of cash(publicised VC money), all the squadrons of the Spambusters brigade wup your touche