Let's see if we can take a more positive look at the warning messages in Webmaster Tools regarding unatural links, shall we?
For one, at least now this message let's us know there's a problem with our website - in Google's eyes of course - and that that is why we're losing our rankings or traffic.
Another positive is that we can now find out where the problems are coming from, which sites to contact for link removals and which sites to avoid all together.
We can also determine if we're being hit by our competitors with bad-linking-schemes - that is if we're even lucky enough to get the warning message - what if you don't for a long time? If some back link checkers discredit and don't even show links from low value websites, it could be quite difficult to determine that you're under attack.
Has anyone actually recovered after receiving a Webmaster Tools warning message and doing something about it?