I feel ya bro, I really do. This is my 3rd year in Crypto. As you I have had a mad rollercoaster ride in this game. When I started with Bitcoin I knew I was on to a great thing as I know Crypto will have a big role in currency related issues for a long time to come.
I have had my fair share of experiences in the different ways of making some money on bitcoin. First it was faucets and cloud mining. The faucets were great for starting out and the cloud mining sites, well, they all turned scam, I did make a profit on a few
Then came the mining/gaming site like Ore-mine, Bitfactory and Farmsatoshi to mention but a few where I invested and was lucky enough to break even or get a small profit before each turned scam. Then I tried the hyips, I won't comment anyfurther on them, and even tried the doublers lol!
Then I found the alts, Dash, Peercoin and litecoin which I was excited about and bought some with my small purse of btc I had accumulated in my reserve fund. Then I found Etherum which was good to me and boosted my confidence in crypto. Even though I sold my dash, peercoin and litecoin before they exploded (d'oh) I still knew crypto was a great opportunity for investments both short term and long term.
Now I'm involved in the trading and it's even more exciting for me to see the amount of coins out there and the opportunities that brings.
Of course there are the scams, the cheats and the other bad things that come with crypto but life is full of these aspects everywhere you go in all shapes and sizes. Your average joe soapwould scam you at the drop of a hat to make some money in todays world (with the exception of a small few genuine people).
Don't loose faith bro! I've learned that courage and perseverance are the key to success. The risk takers, even though the risks can be damaging, are the ones who have more success.
I know how deflated and pissed off you can get at times ( I've had many ) but there are also those days where you win and that makes it all worth while. I've noticed in the last few months that if you play with what you are only prepared to loose, it makes loosing easier and when you win.....well that's awesome
Keep the faith bro