Tim, over at The Mess That Greenspan Made (my favorite economics blog by a non-economist), has compiled a good summary of the responses surrounding the Fed's notice that they're going to stop reporting M3.
If this comment is accurate, it's pretty interesting:
Perhaps you should wonder why even U.S. based contractors are being paid with suitcases of $100 bills, when they would prefer the payments be made by direct deposit to their U.S. account.
The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else. - Frederic Bastiat