Its now 2 months since the manual penalty "was revoked" and my domain name if searched on is still on page 6 or 7. No change. If your domain name in quotes without the .com is still on page 6, I have been told this is usually a manual penalty.
Because of this, I sent another reconsideration request, this time asking google to check to see that the penalty was actually removed and that I did not just get a note saying it was. After all, it was a manual penalty and must be manually removed. Mistakes can happen.