wheel - 12:21 pm on May 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
If I suggest that you need to spend 3, 3 hours stints at the computer doing routine work and in the end you'll have a .edu link, are you going to do it?
that's all it is. People quite because it takes work. Persevere and eventually you'll get a link, likely from some really old authority.
It's not even like this is hard. It's just time consuming. And we're back to, you want easy links, resort to some automated method. You want good links, they don't come easy anymore.