wheel - 4:27 pm on Feb 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Matt Cutts is fine, he's by all accounts a nice guy, very helpful and doing the best he can in his job.
The problem is that following his advice doesn't work, and hasn't worked for years. There's lots of stuff that can be done to rank in Google that break their guidelines that's been working fantastic for years, with no retribution or penalty. It's not what Matt Cutts is saying that's wrong, it's that his SE isn't backing him up, and hasn't in quite a while.