I wrote a thread on another 'group' - apparently I can't link to that pertinent information here. *Sigh*
A google team member replied to me, and pointed out that I have quite a 'user profile/picture' pages that are pointless (my words not his). He suggested I de-index them.
I'll do that, but I totally disagree. It's not our job to do that, I would expect them to be simply ignored. De-index should be a 'spider trap' exception, not a requirement.
Either way, it was cool of them to respond.