No, the actual problem is that people THINK Google wants quality sites. It's not that simple. They wouldn't let ehow on the first page if they did (I have never once found useful info on ehow).* Google wants sites that have a certain link profile, or get a certain response from visitors - something like that. This is why, as a searcher, I have a lot of difficulty finding the quality info I want through Google and end up going to Bing instead.