Would love to hear some more opinions on this, google just seems very broken to me I don't believe one site should be able to dominate all the SERPS.
It does seem to be dictating what it thinks people want. It shows that Google are becoming more and more brand focused so PR is becoming a key tool in the SEO process. Unfortunately that also means that SEO as a process is going to become more and more expensive as brand building and advertising is a costly process. That means more people will chose to do PPC as it is cheaper and more effective, so I guess Google wins!