BeeDeeDubbleU - 10:20 am on Sep 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
When I first started out in web sites it use to be relatively easy to gain natural links from other sites without the need to solicit, but people just seem much more reluctant to link to other sites nowadays. The sites people seem to link are ones that are big names, usually run by big media companies. These sites have huge brands and people don't think twice before linking to them but have now started to overlook the regular sites (even if they are semi-authority).
You may have a point. If this continues and google continues to use inbounds as a measure of authority then the results will be skewed towards big business.