Yes, Seth there are despicable folks in the business world. I guess it goes way back at least as the Romans who coined the phrase "let the buyer beware". Everyone is out to make a buck. Some do it legal and ethically, some in manners that are less so.
The guy on the street selling knock off watches. Is he less despicable than the Friendship creator? What about the white collar criminals? Of recent vintage, is Bleidt more so because of the number of people he has affected, or less so?
I would put them all (the knock off agents, the cheaters, the liars, the thieves (especially those that have not been caught yet)) in the same bucket and then not spend much time arguing about it.
I would spend my time creating the positive buzz about the right product, creating an educated consumer who can make good choices. Ultimately, in this free world, it is a matter of choice.
What do you think?