It's ok to talk about balance, but what about the truth? As grown-ups, we should at least attempt to give reasoned arguments and/or some evidence for our assertions, don't you think?
You are clearly not qualified to talk about the efficacy or otherwise of AP methods, but you still dogmatically insist that they are a fantasy, even though they are all based on the actual physics of the game, rather than mere statistics. If you are thinking deeply, you will realize that the physics comes first, then the statistics. The physics has already taken place before you can count the statistics, and you cannot always deduce the physics from the statistics, except in the case of severely biased wheels which these days are extremely rare. More refined and sophisticated techniques are needed, which you obviously know nothing about.
And you are assuming that I am against systems because I just "believe" what the mathematicians are saying, but in the beginning, I spent quite a lot of time and effort researching various systems based on triggers, patterns, and progressions, but was not satisfied with any of them. Someone else might have been though, and there is always an element of subjectivity based on an individual's tolerance for risk, but for me, the risk-reward ratio was too great, and I'm not a gambler.
For anyone contemplating roulette as a source of income (not just fun), they should be aware that there are two fundamentally different approaches. If they are wise, they will read up, from an UNBIASED source, on the history of the game, learn what has been tried, and what has failed. A good start is the Wikipedia article on Roulette.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roulette
What they should not do is to take too seriously the various claims of those put forward on roulette forums, and certainly not of those who are selling methods or systems, and that includes AP methods. There are scammers in the AP world as well as the systems world. The great thing about roulette is, you can do your own research. If you are making profits on paper, and the methods are based on sound principles, you can be fairly confident that you have something of value, but if the principles are flawed, it's likely that your results are due to luck.
There's no need to endlessly reinvent the wheel (if you'll excuse the pun) and discover over and over that certain techniques don't work.
Sure, have an open mind, but I recommend any newbie to START with researching AP, not systems. Once on the system treadmill it can be hard to get off, there's always one more tweak to try, one more angle. There is truly an infinite number of systems, because statistics can be manipulated in an infinite number of ways.
On the other hand, physics describes the way the world actually IS. The laws of physics as applied to roulette are comparatively few in number and are quite simple. This apparent limitation is a good thing, because it narrows down the possible number of "systems" which are possible. Randomness has no limits, but physics (as applied to roulette) does.
A good forum which focuses on AP is here:http://rouletteplace.com/
You can find well written posts on roulette physics and visual ballistics, dealer signature etc. Of course there are disagreements, but that's the nature of a forum.
Best of luck.