>>>Maybe instead of soliciting feedback from "small websites," Google employees should have first taken a good hard look at their search results. They might be amazed at the lack of small websites in many queries. But Google already knows this.<<<
100% agree! This just sounds like an admission that they don't know how to detect onsite quality. Sadly this is obviously true in my niches, from the code up they fail to detect good coded, well designed websites. I may post an example of a competitors site that was great and has been replaced by utter garbage DIY! I'm to paranoid to post any of my own!