mihomes - 6:39 pm on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
That makes sense and it is one of the theories I have been saying for awhile now. A lot of people always thought EMD's were given preferential treatment and I always felt this happened naturally (you were generally linked to with your emd keywords as that is what your content was about - among other things). Now, I believe they have an algo that penalizes this (checks for kws in the domain) - it applies to all domains probably, but only affects emds as they are the only ones with the kw's in their domain name. Pretty stupid thought process by Google if you ask me.
Hope it stays for you - you definitely got me thinking about trying this as well.