DislikedTrading is a serious business and should be treated as such.
Treating trading as a business pretty much changes our perception of it. Everyone knows a business can take a long time to become profitable, it carries the risk of losing the investment, needs knowledge, needs a plan and needs time - like trading.
About trading systems there is something to be said. Frequently traders are using trading systems that work, these are more common than many people believe. The biggest problem is sticking to it and accepting its drawdown, profitability, maximum draw down time, etc... Having said that, although dissing auto-trade EAs appears to be the trend, like manual trading systems there are many that work too. I could make a long term profitable EA with a SMA dual crossover method, but I had to accept the drawdown and maybe the not so good profitability compared with manual trading.