Search feature could have saved us a thread
I have used the search, got nothing. Post a thread in which someone asked the same question please; maybe i can't search well.
My guess is that (excluding a mass loss of bitcoins due to a virus or some other disaster) there is likely to be a small percentage of total bitcoins lost, which will have some small but meaningful effect on the value of bitcoins.
That's what i was thinking of, and actually wanted to post, but dismissed it on the fact that it's a very rare occurence. I got the general idea, thanks for explaining guys.