Maybe this is an unpopular position, but really why so much ranting about the hypocrisy of G. Do they sell links? Yes. Do they punish and mess with SEO agencies? Yes. Do they look at the majority of what we all do as contribution to the "cess pool"? Yes. Has this always been the case? Yes. Will we figure out how to adjust? Yes.
So what? Watch, the iacquire players become the next set of "product managers" at Google in the webspam team.