havenrut43 - 9:42 pm on Nov 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
Normally I would tend to agree that this "bug" is here to stay, but this "so called update" is not in Google's best interest. The "new" first page bids make absolutely no sense. No one in their right mind would go from paying 50 cents a click to 2+ dollars a click. Sure, Google makes more money, but not if advertisers can't afford it and drop off. And Google makes no money from Organics and after all, they are a publicly traded company who's goal is to make a profit.
And why is it when you hover over your kws to find out the quality score you'll have no problems with keyword relevance, landing page quality, etc, yet Google rates you a 4/10? If CTR and account history play a role in your quality score then shouldn't Google make this known to you? Instead they don't tell you and make you play guessing games about why you're getting poor quality scores.
Finally, the Google Advisers are staying away from most questions about quality score. If you notice, they are taking the time to respond other questions. Truth is, if there still is a bug, they probably aren't in the loop. Do you really think they give their top level employees who know the inner workings of everything the task of dealing with mind numbing tech support questions? When you call Microsoft for tech support you get some guy in India, not a person who can really help you (at least most of the time).