I don't own any bitcoins, but I hardly think security breaches at a couple early exchanges is a death knell for the idea.
Also, the unregulated nature of bitcoin is not at all the "only" benefit. It is one of many benefits.
The bitcoin idea is fine, the problem is with the value. A bitcoin's value should be the marginal cost of production, which is, what, a dollar or so. Above that, it's just speculation. At some point people will realize that the benefits of bitcoin are indistinguishable from the benefits of all the other altcoins, meaning the overall quantity of bitcoin is unlimited (insofar as it can be exchanged for doge or lite or whatever comes next), making the held value very low. ...In my opinion.
As an aside, what the motherfuck am I supposed to do to get two fucking carriage returns between paragraphs? I can't just type the two CRs, apparently, nor does inserting a <p> tag work. How fucking retarded is this piece of shit Beta idea anyway? Fuck beta.