I love Steem. You know that.
I'm no where near so happy with Steemit Inc, but that isn't the point. Or maybe it is. I have a strategy similar to yours. Pick the tribes I want to support and stake their coins. In the case of PAL, I also buy when I can.
Speaking of buy, I wish I had some 'non essential to life' money right this instant. I'd be buying all the Steem I could. But I'm so broke I can't pay attention right now so it's a slow go.
Thanks for addressing what could be problematic for some. It's important.