milosevic - 8:45 am on May 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think this is a myth - I don't believe Google pays any attention to the link text internally used to a site's root. What's better for the web, a load of difficult to understand websites that say "buy cheap widgets online home" or websites with sensible links to home? It's pretty easy for Google to filter out which links point back to the home page and ignore any text used.
steveb, why is linking to home bad?