When I talk about black hat and automation tools, people on other forums or in real life assume that we are doing dirty business. But I think most people are already doing black hat SEO, even if you create backlinks (profile backlinks etc.) manually one by one, that's black hat SEO too, you are just trying to manipulate/control google bots. And without backlinks, it's almost impossible to get good rankings on search engines. I got lots of negative REP on other SEO / marketing / programming forums just because I talked about automation tools. These kind of tools are just facilitating our business.