reseller, I hope you are right. I am not sharing your positivity. I wish I could. It's hard to see so many branded sites -who own many subsites that also rank well now, so really they dominate a lot of the top spots, under different domain names. They've bought much of their information, and just reorganized it slightly. Nothing original. Other sites that have actual industry contributors, a strong social presence, unique content...all of that does not matter any more I guess. I am guessing two weeks from now we'll be seeing much of the same thing. I think it's clear which direction google wants to go.
Garya, I think you are right...almighty dollar.