JohnH - I undersand your sentiment, but in reality we know that this is not true. We all know that anchor text is used to manipulate SERPs. Users would be just fine with for "flowers for your mother we suggest: flowerwidets.com."
I feel the same way for who everyone who cries about Google not just discounting bad links. It cannot allow for ppl to intentionally manipulate their product w/o penalizing them. To do so would be counterproductive.