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Except the Bitcoin offers the potential service of, if it is accepted enough, being a unified currency accepted anywhere; this is part of the same rationale that led to the Euro.
So does the US dollar, or the Euro. The only new thing Bitcoin offers is anonymity, and even that is not as true as you might think. And there is no demand for Bitcoin among most people because anonymity is not valuable. You argue that if it becomes accepted it becomes valuable, but there is no reason for the average person to accept bitcoin. Its value is only what other people are willing to pay for them in goods, services, or other currencies and your average person is not willing to give them for bitcoins because the people around them they need to trade with also don't care about bitcoins. They have to convert them through an intermediary, they have to spend effort to set up the ability to receive them, and very few are going to want to do that unless they see there is demand for them to.
So, there is no demand for their uniqueness, and therefore people wont use them. Because people don't use them, businesses wont spend the effort to support them. Because businesses wont support them, people wont care about them, leading us back to the beginning.