You might be right. Pardon my naivety... I'm Canadian by birth, so it's not my fault.
I do like to think that bringing attention to these problems might put pressure on the SE's to try to improve on things. That might just be more naivety, or it might be the kind of eternal optimism that comes from being raised in a cold climate, but I prefer to think that something good is truly being accomplished. It's rather depressing to think that glorified script-kiddies are reading that thread and making notes so that they can learn how to hijack too.