RE: Value Is In The Community
The value is in the community but when there are only half a dozen people or so who regularly chat to each other via comments, this is a problem.
The bigger issue is that as a community, it's up to the members to organically 'police' things to create a member led consensus which we seem to do well to keep posts within guidelines that we seem to have settled on as being acceptable or not.
As for your main point, I kind of disagree. People have a right to do as they wish with what they've earned fairly and squarely and although we can disagree with those that shift everything straight out of Sportstalk, into Steem engine and then through an exchange to create fiat, it's still their right to do that even though it may not be the best thing for the 'price' of Steem.
I'd also suggest the whole economic model around which we operate was flawed from its inception but that's just how it is.
Another point is that those removing everything have encouraged other users to join and buy their way in with big stakes purchased rather than earned so in a way, the same people you are addressing here, have actually been shoring the price artificially high.
In reality, the number of tokens issues on here is huge like one of the gaming sites so I'd personally expect a settled price in the future of around 0.0005 or 6
Perhaps the early adopters who took a lite profit early on were the wise ones!
There are many sides to this coin and your views are fundamentally correct but I think our biggest problem that needs immediate addressing (as it does on Steem in general which I think is screwed after the last HF) is to try and create engagement and chat...when things become personal then understanding and cooperation becomes easier.
PS I noticed a typo in my competition entry..I meant to type South Africa by 20 not England by 20 ;-)