Some companies go after market share and profit over integrity. One of the brand-x companies you mentioned falls into that category. I can hardly wait until the counterfeiters start to mint Bit and Lite coins if they see an easy simple profit in it. Major regulated banks are not likely to participate in crypto-currency exchange anytime soon, if ever.
My opinion is those involved with mining are either extremely naive or just plain evil. Some investors are into it fairly deep, so only time will tell how it all turns out. I'm still waiting to see any 'I got rich quick' stories in the news.
Maybe all the miners should create their own help forum?
Help each other out and hope somebody doesn't hack your machine and steal your mined fortune. Oh yeah, not like that hasn't already happened.
For someone to say that the hardware layout that some system has is suspicious and probably being used for illegal activity should stop and think about the username that they have on the forums highly suggests they pirate software. So piratedog, what's up with those warez?
Typical moronic reply by someone that obviously didn't read the definition of PirateDog in the initial post! Here it is again for those challenged and lacking of brain power and reading skills;
"And for the record, of which it has nothing to do with s/w pirate activities, the definition of the user name PirateDog = one who sniffs out, hunts down, and crushes bad guys like a grape
! Release the hounds! The hunt is on"!