J: It's nice to run into another poster with a sense of humor and contempt for the morons who seem to take up 99.99% of these boards.
That said, I'm sure you'll be happy to ladle on the abuse when I tell you that although I like the metals, I think the miners are simply a way for the average idiot who doesn't know what a Krugerrand is to get in on the gold story. Never mind the fact that he's about 7 years late, as long as Cramer says its a good idea.
Presently I'm short the miners, but it's not my religion.
I like my goat to wear a little black dress, by the way.