yea the scene is pretty awesome, I would love to get involved. I'm going to watch the difficulty and price of btc. If they are increasing at a reasonably similar rate, (ie profitability remains the same) I'm going to sink some money into my first dedicated mining rig.
The plan is to use mining money to buy mining gear and not profit from it until it grows beyond my control. It would be nice to have some income while I get my PhD in math. That 2700 from before should get me a 2100 Mh rate yielding net;
per Day ฿8.65 $61.43
per Week ฿63.08 $447.90
per Month ฿263.01 $1,867.37
under current market conditions
anyone else with some huge powaaaa??? this is a measuring contest after all!
edit: also is this still legit at all? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Total_bitcoins_over_time.png