I completely understand the sentiment above. I support Husky in his/her actions. I think a lot of people are feeling the same way and would be inclined to do the same, or speak up, if they didn't have some hope for things to return (to the good ole days).
I don't think it's coming back either, ever.
While Google may be producing better results according to them, I do feel the "NEW" Google is more flawed than anything I've ever seen. Not only in search, but in their Chrome, Android, and almost every aspect.
It's been a few years since I've seen anything from Google that makes me go "Wow".
Chromebook should have been the Microsoft Surface, now my CR-48 barely connects to the internet and can't run Java. This is the sign of a company that has completely gone off the deep end.
I want Google to thrive, I love their culture, and they've treated me well in the past, that said, we should not be "so hopeful" that we fail to criticize them when they've clearly made bad business decisions and questionable moral decision affecting not only their search customers, but their Adsense customers (us- yes we're internal customers), as well. When you're so hopeful of a come-back you silence dissent, you call that oppression, and fear.
I recommend someone who has enough of a web-profile to start a "Day Without Adsense", where we all volunteer to remove Adsense for one day to send a message.
-Count me in.