I watch Matt Cutts says they removed the power of EMD. I Call BS! I'm a programmer and I'm very logical, I analyze the heck out of everything. Here's my thoughts on EMD. If you have an aged EMD domain > X Years that has a bunch of domains linking to it. Then it google gives it a huge boost in rankings. If you have a new EMD domain > with a bunch of domains linking to it, it doesn't do much for you. (Except in Bing) Now an aged EMD with 500 domains linking to it, will beat out an aged domain without an EMD with 1000 sites linking to it in google. I think in their algorithm they have a pivot point, where the EMD gets weighted a lot.