You're right, it's a very quiet thread!
Maybe because many have given up on Google getting it right and even webmasters are fed-up of discussing it?
I do know that the G UK SERPs are an abomination in my business sector, they're beyond a joke, and I do know of my trade companies attempting to spend big AdWords money but they're still not getting much extra traffic.
The UK with an official double dip recession, let's face it that many areas of the UK outside of the London area never even recovered from the 2008-9 recession, it almost doesn't matter about the G UK results because, in my sector, no one is seemingly bothered about them any more.
Fact, my UK business enquiries this past couple of months, zero.
Fact, my international business enquiries and confirmed orders, way up.
You may think me daft however I am in the process of converting several of my .co.uk domains into .com and .eu sites.
How many others are seeing really bad G UK SERPs or is it just the construction sector?