If you play the SEO game you should not wine about losing the ball (or the whole game) every now and then. The Search Quality team is doing a fine job in the Netherlands right now by giving +30 penalties and blocking old school directory like linkfarm pages like www.goedbegin.com and www.startnu.nl.
Rule number 1.
If you game the system, really; Don’t wine! Get up, LEARN and try again.
Rule number 2.
If you game the system, game it good. Go Full Monty or don’t do anything at all.
Rule number 3.
If you game the system, do it on disposable domains. Don’t take risks on your brand-name.
I’m really getting sick reading the Google Help Groups with all people who believe Google stole their traffic. Especially if you’re not ranking for Jiba in top 5 anymore. Do you really think your website with some ratings should rank top 5 for brand-names? Of course it was comfortable like a warm bath getting all that Adsense money, but is it really that good of user experience? Get a hold of yourself, improve your website, add value and don’t be stupid. If you can’t live up to that, you should not play the game at all.