Ha, they aren't being indexed right now anyway. Well, they are.... They rank when you put quotes around the title of those pages!
Even if we did do that, then we would be in the exact same boat. But I do feel your sarcasm, truth. Problem again though is that our competitors are affiliates and they are fine. So I don't believe we are being punished for being an affiliate, I think we are being punished for making too many link changes last year and opting for 404 over 301 even though they had no logical place to go.
Stuck between a rock and a hard place now I guess.