I just have a simple question. Why harass high sec miners? The answer is probably obvious but I'm just weird. After all, I'm a low sec carebear. My whole game is concentrated on being as unobtrusive as possible. When I come to the attention of those who wish to relieve me of my current selection of internet pixels, I do my best to escape. And yes, that does include belt and ice mining in low sec, although my mission to collect Sisters of EVE loyalty points currently means I only mine when I need kernite to complete storyline missions.
I also don't want anyone to think I want to remove suicide ganking from EVE. I don't. I would hate to turn any area of EVE into a safe zone, although I do approve of the rules for the rookie systems. New players do need a bit of breathing room. But I watched a video of miner bumping a long time ago and I couldn't understand why the people in the video thought it was so funny.
Now, I do occasionally read MinerBumping.com, so I know that some of the activity has role playing aspects. Of course, in James315's case, the RP aspects just hide a sophisticated entertainment operation, but that just fuels the question. Why do people consider the harassment of high sec miners so entertaining?