Oh yeah! I have been investing in the stock and bond markets for two decades. And, I am definitely buy and hold. If I could make 20% a year on crypto, I would be satisfied with my investment.
I am actually looking at solar power. I live in the American South, and we get some strong sun. Again, it is an investment where you are putting down a fair amount of money at first. Then, you wait as the slow return of investment happens over time.
With solar, I could go with an Antminer, and have the electricity come from my panels, which would add value to my getting solar in the first place.
It does sound like all Cloud Miners have their issues. And, I wish that weren't the case. Perhaps they think they don't have to make the effort, because people will buy anyway? Oh well, I went in with 5 TH/s, and got a 3% discount. So, I can at least see how it goes for me!
It sounds like you have an L3, L3+ or A4. What have been your experiences with it? Do you consider it well built and reliable? It would be definitely a much larger investment, so I would want to know better what I am getting into before I get into it.
Thank you again for your help!