Big thumbs up, very well written! :)
Started using Bitcoin about 3 weeks ago and still learning a lot.
Starting to see so many awesome opportunities with this technology! :)
But like with everything else: don't put all your eggs in one basket and with this technology still being in development: do not put more in it than you're willing to loose in a worst case scenario basically
(but doesn't this apply to all financial instruments / currencies?!?)
Just think about the fact that this is the first time in history where both a currency and the payment network (a global one!) is not owned by a small group of powerful people.
It's going to to for the financial world what e-mail did to the postal services, if not more.
Also a nice link to follow news: www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/
I think Bitcoin is very nice for global transactions. Precious metals are historically very good at being a store of value. Checking vs. savings account kind of thing. :)