@lucy24: interestingly, the "Top Pages" in "Search Queries" still has all the proper top traffic pages, and I know for a fact that they also happen to be most linked to. There's no 100% straightforward correlation here but most of the time you would see the 10 top traffic pages in at least 20 or so top linked ones. Not so recently. As you pointed out, the linked pages left are the ones linked so rarely that I would normally not even pay attention, usually subject matters that fail to get any traction. Backwater indeed!