I believe if you write 250 Hubs of reasonable size it will be impossible for the Google search engine to not give you at least a few pages a high rank in the search engines. My experimental website http://whoisbid.com has done something like this and it gets between 250- 400 visitors a day right now.
In the past people would copy other people's stuff to get this sort of traffic but it looks like Google has been working harder to stop new copycats from benefitting. The old copycats still benefit greatly because it is difficult to tell who did what first several years ago.. so Google has cut their traffic considerably by the Panda update. However, those old copycat websites still do better than the new copycats.