tigger - 5:00 pm on Oct 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
"Thin affiliate sites: These sites collect pay-per-click (PPC) revenue by sending visitors to the sites of affiliate programs, while providing little or no value-added content or service to the user..."
"If your site participates in an affiliate program, make sure that your site adds value..."
where does it say Google doesn't like affiliate sites? it says thin pages.
If your site offers quality information placing an affiliate link within the page is fine - all my sites are all affiliate based and many have gone through panda fine.