HUH? um yeah IT IS happening, and it is one of the reasons why all the alt currencies are copping the solidcoin diff algorythm.
People hop onto the alt currencies when it makes monetary sense to do so and then hop away when they dont think it makes monetary sense to stay
however the difficulty of BitCoin doesn't swing too much so it's not much of a problem.
actually it is thoughts like this that are a huge problem.
"the diff never swings much, so no worries folks just keep chugging ahead"
had the same thing happened to BTC that happened to solidcoin, BTC would be dead.it would take 90 days for the diff to right it self. Generated blocks wouldnt even confirm in that 90 days.
Yall can bitch about coinhunters attitude and things he has done, but he isnt wrong on the difficulty problem. If for what ever reason a large percentage of BTC miners stopped, BTC would be screwed. And waiting til you are screwed to fix a problem, or just saying "it aint a problem thbat will ever happen to BTC" Isnt a solution.