wheel - 12:17 am on Feb 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
Looked at the serps lately? Or in the last 3 years?
It's not the purist white hats dominating.
Of course, it's only been going on for 3 years. that could change at any time.
Me, I've given up holding my breath. Go quality or quantity, whatever. But don't pretend that Google favors quality backlinks anymore - it doesn't and hasn't in a long long time.