I seriously don't know why I am bothering to reply.Your persistence reminds me of a lab rat who has an electric surge every time it goes for the food bowl, but it does it again and again. Anyway, here it goes..
Yes yes, you are absolutely right. Falling prey to scammers does not make you a victim, they were just poor choices (fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice - shame on me) and you are absolutely right again, I started this lame joke of a thread to justify my 'erroneous perception of reality, hoping to garner support from other disbelievers', not to instill more realistic dreams onto newcomers.
No offence taken - none meant. You keep on mentioning that your success will prove something. I really hope this is the case, and we won't see another blown account under your name.
Merry Christmas to all the readers out there!