docbird - 2:21 am on Mar 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
Well, it's also true that many of us might fantasise about a link from a PR9 or 10 pages...
Yet PR indeed needs taking with a pinch of salt. I set up a site that soon had PR4, for reasons beyond me, yet didn't dominate the SERPs (it's about a place that isn't so popular on sites), or soar to giddy PR heights. Made another lately, and w no inbound links it quickly had PR4 or so - an aberration, as quickly toolbar PR showed zilch.
It's indeed simplistic saying PR of linking page is all: maybe other threads have revealed more re ways google n co take into account authority status, relevancy (in ways far more subtle than just good or bad neighbourhoods).
Still, PR remains kind of entertaining. Best to try and laugh at the silliness, rather than let blood boil.