RE: Hivechess season 8 final result: @sawko wins his 4th title
HIVE is not a person, so I cannot really 'hate' it. :)
Concerning the underlying technology it's actually rather amazing.
However, it is not dencentralized at all: there are like (roughly) 20 accounts who completely control the network and loyally support each other, vote each other as 'top' witnesses, decide, which proposals are approved, borrow each other their posting keys (for example to mask whom they support or flag), delegate HP to each other and anonymous accounts which they created themselves.
Furthermore most of them earned their wealth on STEEM by either being early miners in 2016 or bid bot owners who got paid (and very rich) for upvoting non quality posts, which is in my opinion one of the main reasons why STEEM failed to be successful.
Some of the biggest bidbot abusers, curation reward snipers and profit maximizers are pretending now to protect HIVE against spam and low quality content ...
The facts above make it nearly impossible for other users to break into this exclusive oligarchs club and have any influence.
Some of them even attacked Splinterlands, the only really successful dapp on HIVE, because it was created by a newcomer not belonging to the 'club' - it seems they had the fear to lose their power monopoly.
Of course users can earn money here (especially if they praise HIVE) as long as they don't get in conflict with the reigning class of HIVE.
Well, it's fine if you think HIVE was "cool". I have nothing against different opinions.