Since they moved to PPS, it shouldnt matter anymore, but it does prove what Ive claimed before, that they were faking their stats and stealing from their miners (hoppers and non hoppers alike). Thats reason enough for me to avoid this pool like the plague, even if they offered zero % fee PPS now.
Which of course they dont.
To be fair, the new 8% fees is not entirely unreasonable for a PPS pool (even at those rates it could bankrupt them with a long unlucky streak), but I cant see why anyone would prefer this over other PPS pools that offer lower fees (Mt red is even zero percent and also PPS!), or even more so, accept some variability to get zero fees merged mining and even get paid transaction fess on PPLNS pools like Bitminter. If you dont do it for the higher mining revenue, then Id do it for the honest pool ops.