i read this a couple of months ago and bookmarked it.
it's a good study of link analysis tools and methods.
Google vs. Bing Part II: Link Analysis:
ex-moderator sugarrae tapped her considerable network of expert friends a couple of years ago, including our martinibuster and a few other WebmasterWorld ex-mods for linkdev ideas here.
11 Experts on Link Development Speak Out:
she must have dropped that the day before she resigned.
3 months ago she published a follow-up.
Link Building with the Experts Interview:
and you could spend a week or three here.
Top 100+ Link Building Resources | Vertical Measures:
i would add Majestic SEO to that tools list.