It seems that some people just can't believe that some folks are making good money with Adsense.
What is conspicuously missing in all of these discussions are definitive facts. Technically, we cannot reveal AdSense details, however a specific websites size, reach, ad-market, traffic, uniques, pageviews, market penetration and website configuration would be revealing.
For example, if one says they have been growing revenues 15% every year for five years, what exactly does that mean? Did they go from $1 in 2009 to $1.15 in 2010, or did they go from $100,000 to $115,000?
There are some folks around here that always report AdSense earnings growth – When I do the math in my webspace and calculate my earnings at their revenue growth; I would be a very wealthy publisher.
Pragmatically, AdSense success is in the eye of the beholder, and with little to compare one self to – who knows who is actually a successful publisher or not.