> At the risk of lashing a dead equine ... those sites spend more time creating value-added content and less time about "looking legitimate to the SEs" will do better with less effort.
> CONTENT = TRAFFIC, CONTENT = LINKS, CONTENT = SALES
> And sites with good content will find that links to them multiply like coathangers in an unused closet.
I agree with all your points Max. And I disagree completely with the concept of spamming the search engines (that's what makes it so hard for "real" sites to get listed and/or found). But it seems to me that there are legitimate reasons to have entry pages and I think it's unfortunate that the spammers are "poisoning the well" for those legitimate uses.
For example, If a site is dynamically generated, it seems that the only way to establish a presence would be to create some entry pages, particularly if the site covers a number of different topics.
Or have I been out in the sun too long?