This might seem as OT, but I need to tell you about quite an opposite experience from this fall.
I new client wanted an event site for a science event in late September. Since the event was a collaborative project between 20 organizations, they didn't want to use any of their existing sites.
The domain was purchased in mid July.
We launched the site a month later, and over the next three weeks got about 100 inbounds from the participating organizations and their sub organizations, private sites and blogs. Most of these had a short presentation text, taken from the event site, in most cases with the exact same wording.
When the event passed, most of these links dissapeared. At least the page 1 links from museum sites and such.
The site has been ranking well for its main keywords from the start, and still does. Now with a PR 7.
So. Lets see.
New domain. Tick.
Lots of new IBLs collected in a short while. Tick.
Most links dissapear suddenly. Tick.
Most sites linking with the same keyword and from pages with similar content as the linked site. Tick.
Shouldn't this site be buried? It's not.