ColourOfSpring - 3:46 pm on Jun 4, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: ColourOfSpring at 3:53 pm (utc) on Jun 4, 2013]
Google spokespeople say that many webmasters, in their panic, are not using the tool as instructed. Instead they are shooting themselves in the foot by misusing it. I wouldn't expect a "full" recovery any wsy. After all, you've just had a bunch of backlinks that used to help you rank wiped out as PR producers for your site.
To quote myself from another thread, if part of Penguin is to merely devalue links, then why bother disavowing links just to do the job Penguin will do better than you? Just let Penguin do it anyway and you won't devalue links that Penguin didn't actually devalue....!
[edited by: ColourOfSpring at 3:53 pm (utc) on Jun 4, 2013]