These assumptions, wrong or not, are likely shared by a large
chunk blissfully unaware eligius miners who would probably
walk away from the pool of they knew what is actually happening.
If you can't see why that is a problem, the conversation ends here.
Different people have different opinions of if they give a damn about anyone but themselves.
I'll say clearly I agree with the idea that one should care about the follow-on of one's actions.
I will certainly never mine at Eligius (though I have never before) since I do not think that Luke has the right to do with my hashing power as he pleases and he has done something that I would not wish to be a part of - even if everyone here disagrees - well that's your opinion.
Hiding behind some rule or law for not caring about anyone else is truly the way these days by many and most unfortunate in my opinion.
Of course if deepbit did use some floor in Bitcoin to effectively destroy it, suddenly most people here would be upset about that ...
Many years ago I did some work through a friend without knowing who the client was.
When I received payment I returned it. It was from BATA and I could not in good conscience accept payment from such a company (and proceeded to point out to my friend that I would never do that again! and I would check first who it was
I suspect few people here would do the same.