What if PageRank didn't exist? Wouldn't that solve a lot of problems if there was no longer a "score" for people to manipulate, and bitch/whine about?
This morning I woke up to find that everyone seems to have a PageRank of zero. It was after reading Tony's post on what PageRank says about Google. I used 3 different tools, such as Check Page Rank, What's my Page Rank, and Smart Page Rank. I checked 5-10 different sites, including my own and popular sites such as WSJ and Techcrunch. All zero.
I suppose this is only an anomaly -- perhaps the PR algorithm is having a bad day.