Ooooh, you bunch of grumpy old cynics
Fair observations all round, though. To be honest, I'd be more concerned with the nonsense that gets spouted in the final article than someone stealing it. They don't publish your address although it doesn't take many steps to finding it if your correct name is published and it's anything other than Dave Smith or William Jones (for the Welsh contingent!).
Ian, there's been experienced collectors from here in the press before, in broadsheets at that, and even they get misquoted for he sake of yet another inaccurate attention grabbing piece. And frankly, it does damage the hobby. Forums are about coming together, sure, but primarily they're about information sharing and education. The press takes a step backwards in that by insisting on talking, well, shite.