I logged on for a bit last night and got the call that we were trying to defend a mining op in low sec from pirates. I jumped into my Kitsune Electronic Attack Frigate and immediately flew to the belt.
I was of course too late to help destroy a threatening Vexor but I flew around for a bit and watched the miner work away in his Merlin.
In his Merlin.
WTF?! We had a gang of four including a battlecruiser and HAC guarding a non-mining specialized frigate?! Turns out the guy was a noob and the gang had been tracking the Vexor pilot and decided to stay and guard the Merlin for shits and giggles.
A Merlin. Its hard to think of a worst ship to do mining in. Its not even a cheaper Bantam which at least has mining bonuses. Sigh. Noobs.