Google mainly hit the thin content / weak EMDs. If you develop thick, original and most importantly, useful content then you'll have no problem. I do a simple 'usefulness' test on any site I develop - is it interesting for a human to read? Does it answer a question or offer as solution to a problem they may have?
If the answer is yes, then good. If no, then continue developing.
I have a number of EMDs that I develop as a hobby (hosting is full time) and those that were good, thick-content ones were the ones that did well. An example is www.ultravioletplayer.tv - lots of articles that answer real questions on UltraViolet.