Best title for an episode here yet. On a related matter, on the official forums a long time ago I told BioWare what they should do with gold spammers is turn them all into gunguns and let us beat on them. I will try to find my post.
Gold farming/selling/begging/power levelling. I have never done any of them. I agree with Chris that in theory the accounts should be permanently banned. The downside, however, is if some scumbag steals your account and is then using it to do the spamming, etc. why should you have your account banned when it's not even you doing the illiegal activity.
I really hope BioWare does a better job of getting these parasites away from me when I'm playing TOR. Really, all they have to do is have GMs patrolling looking for these clowns and banning the accounts. And none of this annoying trial account stuff, either. The farmers just get free level 1 toons to spam everybody on the servers with.
The whole male versus female toon thing I've already addressed in a previous post, but to briefly reiterate, I always play male toons just to avoid those awkward situations with 14 year old teenage boys. I have known people who want to do the "watch the female butt thing" while they're playing, and I can understand that, but the whole gender confusion/annoyance issue is too much for me to participate in that.
Great episode. Also liked Zach's explanation on the music. Lots of people were griping about it being too loud. Personally I didn't find it any different than usual, but the a/c thing was a very satisfactory explanation to pacify the complainers. They'll probably complain anyway, so I'd encourage them all to return to the official forums where they belong. I enjoy both casts and hope you keep more of them coming my way so I have something to do/watch waiting for TOR to come out.