Author Rank is the Future
If all you're doing is taking other people's work and re-shaping it then you need to question what value you're adding.
I believe this is where Google's 'Author Rank' will come into play and quash SEO as we know it today.
Has everyone noticed how Matt Cuts alludes to, 'Content, create original quality content' when quizzed about Serps in various interviews? I like the way Cuts thinks. Why should a page with poor to average content rank higher than a page with highly entertaining quality content? The days of ghost writing may be on the verge of extinction. Why let a client take official Author Rank credit for the sake of a few dollars. I think Author Rank is really going to shake up the SEO world in a major way.