Convergence - 7:59 pm on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
I personally wouldn't be totally surprised if the integration of Panda to the front end of the algo has caused some processing power issues that's keeping the datacenters from being aligned. IIRC the reason they only ran it once in a while was due to the size and processing necessary for it.
A bit before and since they stated it's integration I've seen a definite lag in indexing, slower spidering, obvious cycling in results and different site: result counts way more than I saw previously.
Interesting as I agree as I'm seeing the same things. However, I am NOT convinced that Panda hasn't rolled out alone - as in last Friday...