One of my sites was hit with the dreaded WMT message back in March, and I have been submitting reconsideration requests monthly with no luck. Dumping the domain is not an option since it is the name of one of my companies, and it is well established in it's niche. With the release of the disavow tool I was one of the few people to think it could actually be useful (maybe just wishful thinking). So I submitted a list of about 5k links along with submitting another reconsideration request noting that I disavowed a list of "inorganic" links. In response I received a typical cookie-cutter message: Although I have been submitting lists of removed links with all the previous requests. And I checked WMT today to see if there has been any improvement. The site's queries were already 1/10 of what it was before the penalty but google decided to rub some salt in the wounds. I still haven't gotten the final response for the request but things don't look good. Cheers!