Here's what your're missing
At least in the US I can barter all day long and keep the IRSs grubbing hands out of my personal transactions. Like our Income Tax, this was used for Businesses, not individuals. Everyone wants to argue you have to pay - but frankly, I barter as much as I can.
The ONLY reason a Government is panicking about some media like this, is because THEY control the currency and this can regulate, track, and tax you!
So, Bitcoin is a direct FINGER to all of the institutions. Not only will I use Bitcoin and accept it, I encourage it. Once our Government shows me that I can trust them with our taxes, I won't have to go to these extremes. Problem is, we're trusting less but giving more.