As said above: No worries about Morocco. We've just returned from an extensive trip in November. Initially we were a bit nervous about the Rif region, due to several posts in the UKGSer Morocco Knowledge Base Morocco GS Knowledgebase - ::. UKGSer.com .::
But taking in account that the warnings were from around 2007 we decided to give it a go.
Basically the people in the Rif mountains still pester you, trying to sell their dope, but we never ever got into a situation where we felt endangered. Same in Tangiers. Nobody tried to rip off luggage as a guy called "Fanum" reports in the Knowledge Base. Instead, we were pleasantly surprised how friendly the people were, no matter whether in the towns or in rural surroundings.
Having said that - Marrakech is a somewhat different. In the souk people do pester you, as soon as you show any interest in something. But usually a clear on distinct "NON" puts them off.
We were told that the present king has invested a lot in better infrastructure esp. in the notorious Rif region. Roads have improved cinsiderably compared to what Tim Cullis reports in the Morocco Knowledge Base. Additionally the government has put up a kind of "Tourist Police" in the main tourist centres, taking in account that foreign visitors are vital for the income....
You've got to accept that some time, somewhere you will be cheated in some way. But in respect to the fairly cheap costs of living and the wonderful landscape, just ignore it and be more careful next time
Only when we pause to wonder
do we go beyond the limits of our little lives.