It may be popular to slam bitcoins right now but the fact is after all these scandals they're still incredibly valuable with a lot of forward momentum. This is a very new technology and its going to go through growing pains. Its interesting that 'anonymous' money is such a two edged sword. One the one hand people want it because they're worried about the government stealing their money yet the very fact its anonymous makes it a ripe target for theft. You need to protect your bitcoins! Hopefully people are realizing that doesn't mean storing them in a perl hack website in another country.