I decided to try the silk road as you can say I got curious and just had to see it. I downloaded the browser off of the main site. When I got to the main page there is a spinning world with red dots all over the globe. There was a box that listed my location and my IP adress and a message that said you have been hacked. I keep my machine clean so I was not worried about it. 3 days later my puter crashed out, I took it to be repaired and was told I had 2 viruses on my hard drive and that both of them corrupt the hard drive.The tech was able to partition the drive and reload windows. The reason I took my machine in was because I could not get my machine to get to the boot menu. I would turn the power on and the screen would stay black. This is my experiance with silk road yes they had everything but guns on it and yes they used bitcoins as currency and yes everything was wicked high but its a 1 click shopping. Would I go back to it ? NO. I am not going to say to go there or not but this was my experiance and take it for what it is worth.