Beg to differ. Any liquidity is a benefit to the project. Remember, it took a bubble in BTC to bring in the traders. A bubble is evidence of the lack of liquidity. Traders are the only source of the kind of liquidity that will be expected by future vendors who agree to accept Decred as payment. Immediate conversion at spot price will be expected with no slippage. That takes tremendous liquidity - the kind that comes with a group or groups making the market. With no innate value (discounted future earnings), current investors in Decred (us) are betting on the both successful development that leads to ease-of-use and the liquidity that I mention. Big investors or uninvested vendors will need this liquidity up front. Thus, the chicken/egg scenario, that is so common with would-be crypto-currency, is again the case. Waiting for liquidity to develop on its own is probably not a very good plan. On the other hand, it is also not an immediate need. We will need the Devs to release some noteworthy apps. Then we will need some generic publicity. A pretty good bubble will then likely ensue. Edit: As @davecgh points out, ASICs will help to secure the network. A little bubble can help with this, as well.