and you're in no position to make demands of someone who will host your programs, maintain a site, foot the monthly internet bill,
Sure, then I will instead use github, or bitbucket or one of other such sites.
SF.net is the place that was serving adware/bundledcrap, and the alternatives did not. If they can at least guarantee to not do that again, maybe it can be considered, if there is some money and legally binding obligation behind that words.
Everybody else gets screwed
Who gets screwed and how?
You can now send money to other part of world for cents instead 5-10$ or more as with paypal or WU.
You could buy now, wait few years, and probably get ahead (just from avoiding the inflation of fiat made-up currencies like USD/EUR) - if you like to take the chance.
Professional (and hobbyist) forex-traders can still made a money on quick trades same as year(s) ago (though of course you can also lose, so don't play if you don't want to... but it was the same choice for people in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012...)
I agree, today Bitcoin payments are a red flag for law enforcement.
Yeah, and using crypto, gpg. Or linux.
Or not agreeing with massive intake of the rapefugees.
Or questioning what government goes.
Or trying to factore too large primes...
If you are smart enough to know that you're not smart enough to be an Engineer, then you're in Business.