@TomAltCoin Hello, I'm new to Decred myself, but had a similar question. While trying to figure it out on my own I also determined that speculation is a huge and arbitrary factor in coin uptake in general. However another general sentiment I have seen on various threads is that there is a large portion of more serious coin users who have a very specific issue with PoS. The issue is one of the nature, "Proof of stake gives more power over the direction of the currency to the wealthy". Based on the writing style and reasoning, I believe this sentiment to largely be held by younger idealists who, while well meaning, do not intellectually understand the basic principles of capitalism and, I suspect, have never heard of J. Keynes or endeavored to really understand even the basic questions, "what is wealth", or, "what creates value". This class of coin user is fairly large and comprised of young, tech savy, early adopters with disposable income. They are simply turned off by the idea that, "having skin in the game", should give you a say because they see that as an entry point for large institutions (governments?) to "take over" the coin altogether. It is a view that seems to be rooted in ideas like social justice and wealth equality. I'm not wise enough to offer a silver bullet solution for this, as the thinking behind ideas like minimum wage, wealth equality, and universal basic income are fundamentally at odds with a system where the people with the most stake in the outcome can determine the course of the ecosystem. Anyways, those are observations I have made reading along the same lines. Does anyone else have other observations or opinions to contribute?