Sure, there are some that have article marketing work for them and for the others using it as a source of backlinks, work for them. But I think it's unfair to mislead people to believe either of the other is ineffective - in reality, if done correctly, both can work as well as each other.
I'd be interested to hear the views from either side. It has been discussed a lot before but I think it's about time we came to the realisation that both methods work, both methods have people earning lots of money and both can be as effective or ineffective as each other.
If the question; "which is best" was asked, what would be your response and why?