Yes, I am. And without being insulted. Bitcoin and a lot surrounding it is illegal.
I'm coming in late with a response here, I missed this point on first glance, but I was wondering where you got the impression that Bitcoin was illegal? Or am I misreading and you are just saying that there are a lot of activities/transactions involving Bitcoin that are illegal. Bitcoin in and of itself is not illegal.
I only ask because I think (admittedly I do not have links to the hard data that points to this) that there is a much higher rate of illegal activity involved with paper currency than with Bitcoin. There are definitely
a lot of illegal transactions where people use Bitcoin to close the deal, but you can say that about every form of currency or payment out there. There are many many more instances of people using Bitcoin for normal legal transactions - those just do not get the same press coverage as the illegal stuff. Anyone who assumes Bitcoin is nefarious just because they read an article about illegal activity involving Bitcoin is only scratching the surface and doing themselves a disservice in the process.
All of that said, Bitcoin is certainly not for everyone - not currently anyway. But I'm telling you guys that in another 10 or 20 years, you are going to wish that you got in now.