Great point. I do enjoy that part of mining.. I have bills to pay on all my equipment and electricity usage, but I like the idea of being part of what's happening with crypto-currencies.
Thanks for putting down that perspective. It's a nice reminder of that side of things.
i do enjoy mining with cpu on my spare time. but mining with cpu on scrypt based coin is simply silly, coz gpu outperform cpu.
use cpu on cpu based coin like xpm and src, well enjoy your ride until botnet take over...