Well with the popularity of WordPress, and it's taken off like a rocketship in the past couple of years, with everyone wanting to monetize their blogs.. it's kind of become the AOL of the blogging world. EVERYBODY is using it, and not everybody knows squat about how to manage their own server, security, etc., or wants to. Yet, here they are. Just look at how the timor of the support requests has changed over the years. There are A TON more very basic questions being asked by obvious newbies, not only to WordPress, but to computing in general, as you can tell from some of the questions It's very scary.
But some people only learn the hard way. Get hacked once or twice, lose all your data, you become a quick convert. Some people will just have to be baptized by fire. I just hope to heck they aren't on MY shared server space when it happens.
Okay, I'll go sit down now.