Just looking at the prices of hardware and running some metrics through a profitability calculator, I don't see how starting mining at this time is profitable. Even if I were to drop $10k on hardware (I've known people to spend such money on desks ) I don't think it would be profitable. GPU mining ROI too low (or negative). ASICs -- many crypto currenccies make it difficult to impossible to profit off purchasing an ASIC unit. Am I missing something?