I suppose it can become similar to theology, pondering the google scriptures to discern their true meaning. What did apostle Matt REALLY mean when he said that?
Well, like many false prophets over the course of history....I would presume Matt Cutts wishes that you gather in his compound and "build great quality websites" ("and the traffic will come").
Over the past 5? months since Penguin has decimated the lively hoods and incomes of tens of thousands of white hat webmasters (myself included), I have seen many people working hard at cleaning up their inbound links....Matt Cutts has even suggested that you do so.