The only insane thing about this community is running the miners all the damn time when in fact transactions are not made for trading goods.
I for one spend coins as fast as I make them. Does two things:
1) I realize an actual gain for my coins
2) I put the coins I've mined into the economy, because I personally believe that hoarding is what is going to kill Bitcoin (if anything does)
Sure if all you want is CDs. I'm gonna pay off my crack dealer... er I mean education loans.
Not sure I understand that. I buy stuff from Amazon.com, Newegg, etc. Or I sell them on the exchange.