I have been mining for a while now, and I want to start trading. However, reading reviews, it seems that a good exchange is very hard to find.
for btc ltc ftc i use BTC-e and bitstamp for VTC i use cryptsy or cryptorush
I have been using bitstamp for btc, and cryptsy for everything else at the moment.
I used Cryptsy one time. They lost my coins for 2 weeks and didn't respond to my ticket or inquiries. My coins appeared 2 weeks later with no communication whatsoever.
Never had a problem with btc-e.
I like Vicurex, especially for trading Vertcoin, but they have had theft related issues recently. I would still use them, but I wouldn't leave coins in their care for a long time.
+1 for BTC-e, never had any problems with them when converting LTC/BTC. I'm now using Bter for converting VTC to BTC.
Cryptsy is the best.
mintpal.com, fast easy and secure.