All it takes is one momentary lapse in vigilance, even though you know the UI sucks and shows you worthless BOffs/DOffs from the opposite faction, to plunk a million EC on a brick.
How that was ever deemed acceptable for launch escapes me, since anyone using the Exchange will immediately get the impression that its poorly done.
"Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there... you can make a difference." - James T. Kirk