A discussion in the warrior-forum made me wonder if google might perceive link decoration as an attempt to deceive the visitors..
The issue being if you style your links to show like normal text.
In my eyes it would seem illogical for google to penalize sites based on design choices. (Ignoring the argument of which algorithm can decide if a link is differentiated from the rest of the text)
Also it would negate all techniques like replace text with images (* and setting the text to be positioned off-screen or invisible*) etc..
The WA members all argued that it is similar to hiding links (for SEO purposes) and google hates that.
I would like opinions/experience on this..