I was providing a solution to the only person I've heard of with an issue with coinlock as the system works fine for a vast majority of users. The system itself goes by the location assigned to the IP not really the IP itself, so if your ISP is assigning you an IP that's wildly different than the one you had before, you get locked. It doesn't go by city, or even state. We're talking large differences geographically. So again, the problem isn't with the coinlock, it's their ISP. It's also very possible the poster here was actually hacked and was in coinlock status because of it... but of course since we're all IT gods that couldn't possibly happen... could it?
It's nothing at all like SecuROM. If you feel like jumping to conclusions, then compare it to what it's really like, the security feature all major credit cards have which locks the card when the card company detects fishy charges, for example... your card being used at a gas station in Chicago then an hour later in China. It's the same concept.
Finally... it's a five digit code sent immediately to your email when you press the coinlock button. FIVE DIGIT CODE. If alt-tabbing to your email, looking at a five digit code, then entering it into the game is a hassle to you then I just don't know what to tell you....
Also it's hilarious the not-so-subtle trolling against anyone who might like a feature or, heavens forbid, even LIKE Rift. We get it, you don't like it, you prefer another MMO, you hate all MMOs, etc... But playing the fanboy card at this point is pretty much the gaming forum equivalent of Godwin's Law.