potentialgeek, in Google's favour, they are willing to try new things, to innovate, to experiment. That's a Good Thing. Today's Good Innovation is Ad Review Center [groups.google.com]. And it's because of this innovation that we have Adsense in the first place. And I am grateful to them for that.
However, you are right on all three scores.
We'll have to agree to disagree on this. It was a rubbish idea. Always was a rubbish idea.
My call is that they shouldn't. If I'm "upset" about anything it's as the owner of quality sites ... when other webmasters suggest to Google to penalise me.