No doubt. up 8 percent on 7 dollar stock does nto compare to being down 40 percent on 14 dollar stock. This thing has a long way to go. If the divi remains the same and stock price remains the same and in absence of time values of money. I may break even in 5 years.
>if you've owned for 10 years and your cost basis isn't near zero by reinvesting divvy's then that is your fault<
While I understand your point, the cost basis is what you paid for the stock when you file a Schedule D on your income tax return. The dividends are reported annually on your returns and receive favorable treatment, 15% tax rate.