Long - I know the feeling. I had everyone and their brother bashing me when I started Bank of America at 5.26, two weeks before Christmas. I added shares bi-weekly all the way up until this past April. Sure I paid $9.00 for some, then it retracted to $6.50 or so. The bashers were winning but I stood my ground and held on for the ride.
Fast forward just about ten months and my BAC holdings are up nearly $130,000 or so as of today.
All shares in the green to boot.
Must love patience.
My holdings in terms of value are as follows: BAC, AFFY, ASTX