I think most agree with you Rich. However, as I said previously, I think there is both good and bad sides to this show. The portrayal of characters is not exactly showing them as upstanding honest and caring about their fellow man much less the future of ginseng.
I think honest folks will continue to be honest folks regardless of the show. I think, however, that the dishonest folks might see ginseng as another opportunity in addition to copper pipe and wiring from your house and power tools you left out on the back porch overnight.
On the good side, I've seen some responsible thinking folks come to the community as a result of the show. Likewise, talking to the LE folks, people in the past might have wondered about a pickup parked on a back road near a woodlot before hunting seasons, but now because of the show, they think its a ginseng poacher and are more likely to call. The tips coming into the Ohio Division of Wildlife have dramatically increased this past year.