I really think that the issue here is summed up by stating that Larry Page is just not very mature. The issues that we, as webmasters, are seeing at Google, won't be resolved until a more business-like approach is taken at Google. Sadly, this won't be fixed until Larry Page steps down.
And this isn't just about us webmasters. Google users in general are starting to figure this out. I know people who have switched to Lycos recently, so what does that tell you?