tedster - 3:46 pm on Feb 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
I could have expressed myself more clearly, too. I have worked with some major corporate sites who could not easily fix technical issues without a huge development cycle and many millions of dollars down the drain. It's important for Google not to be throwing away such content lightly.
In fact, I've noticed over recent years that Google does compensate more and more for common technical issues that websites have. That doesn't mean that best practices can just be tossed away, but many times they do not cause the ranking problems that they used to.