If you missed today's Google Webmasters Central Office Hours Hangout today John Mueller confirms the death of PageRank as a metric.
At 54:00 into the hangout he looked happy to announce that links and "these types of metrics" shouldn't be used. He said you should be "Just based on links, it's a weird metric. Get conversions, interactions and make it usable and sharable."
We know that links as a "trust" factor has been diminishing and now in 2015 we will see the value of a link is the actual interaction it gains, and by "who" interacted with it.