It's funny how folks apply these terms to Bitcoin. This isn't simply a currency or commodity, but the discovery of a fundamental technology. I think everyone here by now recognizes that Bitcoin cannot fail in the long run without a great deal of effort applied against it. While I appreciate the work exchanges have put into making Bitcoin accessible to non-miners, they have created nothing more than a game for gamblers by allowing such rapid price updates. Maybe they simply need the game to generate revenue to improve operations. I don't begrudge them for recognizing the opportunity. The whole Bears v Bulls threads have become a game of gambits. I'll just keep buying Bitcoin to supplement my mining. Enjoy your games.
Gaming is just a hobby that lots of people enjoy so as to make it an non-definitive one at that. The book isn't the cover and the map isn't the territory -- remember where you are: the "shallow" Web.