I must say ( after being online since 1997, and BB's before that ) that this has been the, well, most 'interesting' day since April 12 2011 when Panda 1 hit us here. I thank you all for your comments and attempts to get the Google god to communicate, not just in this thread but others.
I feel the SERPS are terrible, easily spammed and open to extreme black hat's as well as templated rubbish.
Me, I'm off to Bing, it may not have all the web indexed , but it has a more 'open' outlook.
Also we always on Page 1 :)
One final thing - we get short tail quries from Bing, long tail from Google. Panda and Penquin has failed ! Google should be asking white hat webmasters to join them, not work against them.
now where is that bottle of whisky