@Sand, great comment. I think there is no overall recipe matching every website, especially since Google introduce categories for the niches. I think every niche gets his own algo treatment. Therefor it would be great when you could just give the typ of websites that are going great till one year.
Just to break a lance for all those whos sites lost traffic ( including mine ). It is realy disappointing to put so much work into a site, make it great ( in my eyes ) give much more Information than others, donīt take manufactures widget descriptions.... all this is not rewarded. This knocks you down and down. Finally it kicks of the shoes when u see crap ranking on #1. So I appreciate it when we hear of successfull sites after Panda, we now know thereīs a way out of panda.