Are those of us slaving away building tons of web 2.0 sites and writing tons of articles for backlinks suckers? Are we just falling for the WSO's that promise all of these things can work when the only serious consistent way to do this is high PR sites that we get for backlinking?
Sure if you find a crappy competition keyword you can rank with no backlinks. But if you really want to compete on a consistent basis, is it simply that you need high PR sites to get backlinks from? Or at least that it's silly and inefficient to do it any other way?