I declare myself the dumbest of the smartest of the dumbest!!!
I think I had a revelation that this POS was going to really, really tank quicker than most of the loyal supporters, making me the smartest of the dumbest. But then, crestfallen and being prone to self mutilation, I reasoned that I should suffer serious financial loss as a result of being amongst the dumbest (albeit smartest of the dumbest), so rather than selling this POS and cutting my losses, I have instead held on to this stock to the bitter darned end. Now - sometimes I watch Poker on TV, and you will see some chump needing the 4th King to beat the trip aces he is facing, and every blue-moon, that 4th King falls, and a winner is declared. I figure my chances, or anyone holding Mela's stock chances are about the same as the guy needing the 4th King. Que Sara Sara!!
I dont know why you guys are beating yourselves up over this? Schist happens. I am still holding onto perhaps $10K worth of VE which I bought ten years ago for around $50K. Just take it as a learning experience and dont make the same mistakes again.
I too feel humbled, betrayed and cut to the quick, and nothing hurts more than a cut quick. But to alude to another old gambling saying," you're not dead until your arss is cold", and although not exactly cold, it is quite chilly.