Not finding much time to post these days, but this just popped up. Bob Massa - of this parish - has PR7 at SearchKing. Via SEW Blog.
To quote Marcia:
It seems kind of silly that the penalty would stick forever, when so many have been doing so much of the same thing (and more) for so long. This seems like the right thing to do; good for Google.
So far PR is only showing on the main page, but it must feel plenty good for Bob to see that after all this time!
Life suddenly seems worth living again?