From the thread Marcia posted above.
Does anyone know if Macphisto and przero2 did recover completely?
I'd also like to draw attention back to the original topic. Do people think:
1) Google are not telling the whole truth with replies like mine and pagerankzero's
2)Something, somewhere has gone skew-wiff with the penalty process
Personally, I don't believe 1) (based on nothing more than I don't think that's how Google operates, plus, why should they bother?) and 2) seems unlikely too.
However, there is no doubt that my site is stil penalised when Google says it is not.