I have many colleagues within the internet marketing business.
Many times I participate in forums where they talk about "spinning" articles in order to create more content on the web with links back to their websites. I've been saying for quite some time that all this spinning is nothing more than spam website content and eventually someone will come up with a way to filter it.
Enter Stage Left: blekko.com
Perhaps Google will learn this importance and figure out a way to do it. Unfortunately that means many of my friends will suddenly be out of business.
Nothing is better than original, human written content... written by someone truly knowledgeable in their industry.
You should never pay someone to spin articles for you. It's just stupid internet content that each of us would be fully annoyed if we got tricked on clicking that link. They waste our time and add zero value to the web. Perhaps they even take value away from the web.