I've seen a lot of references on the web lately for drectories of PLR articles that you cna buy a subscription to and gain access to a multiude of articles that you can change and then post on your site. I've also seen several different perspectives where some people think this is the best thing since sliced bread and others says re-publishing these articles is search engine suicide.
I'm in the middle of the fence here on one hand it could help me gain content to build out some sites I've been thinking of starting and this additional content could help jump start my efforts. On the other hand, I've never thought there were shortcuts to content and you needed to sweat a little to build a site and develop all your own content. Plus I really have no way of knowing whether these sites really have permission to republish these articles from the authors.
I'm wondering what the opinions on this practice here at webproworld are. If you think this is a good idea, thne please explain why and maybe evne provide some links for some reputable services that provide these articles.