rish3 - 2:15 pm on Apr 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
I remember that before the Disavow Tool was ever created, many webmasters and SEOs were crying out for a way to disavow bad backlinks. Then the tool got offered and immediately the cry was "don't use it - you're confessing to wrong doing if you do."
Yeah, well, that's directly related to the way Matt Cutts rolled it out. Here's a direct cut-and-paste quote from Mr Cutts:
Q: Can this tool be used if I'm worried about "negative SEO"?
A: The primary purpose of this tool is to help clean up if you've hired a bad SEO or made mistakes in your own link-building.
Sounds like he feels the tool is solely a confessional booth.