incrediBILL - 8:37 pm on Feb 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
This is not as clear cut as you suggest.
I never claimed it was clear cut, just responding to a wide sweeping generalization which was also not so clear cut.
Considering Google isn't the only dog and pony show in town, physically removing links could have wide sweeping ramifications in all search engines vs. disavowing them in Google. Given the option, I would certainly test by disavowing the linke before having a link physically removed considering they're often not all that easy to get in the first place.