Yes I do agree to some extent. While ideally the upvote should be focused on quality content to encourage quality author by large, the other side is more dark, having loopholes, also having some flaw, having some greed on the part of both big whales(who mostly want to have their pie) as well as spammers who always in their way to find some way to exploit.
The entire community wants to see a better token value which in turn will benefit everyone in the ecosystem, but everyone thinks that some other will take care of it and in that process no one take that responsibility. We all are saying that we are a part of the community but we are not cohesive, firm and deterministic in our approach to the keep the spirit of the community intact. Although the big players should take the lead roles, but every other category users also have the responsibility and I also think that there is a big communication gap, in this tokenized platform I think we are more concerned about how much the post earning is showing or how much am I making per day, is that worth my effort or not or is that worth my time or not etc. But the big picture we are missing somehow. Of course everybody have their objective and goal, but in the same line, so as this ecosystem has its own goal and objective, then who will take it forward? that is a blank area even as of now.
Whenever there will be an opportunity everybody will apply all of their tricks to get their pie, so someone(or some selfless group) has to come and take that initiative and fix this issue which has been an issue since its start. The cohesion is lacking because the communication is not proper. It is not like that there are no good people, of course there are many good people, at least I must say that I know many good people who really want to make this community and ecosystem much better but they are not empowered sufficiently. It is a decentralized platform where the democracy prevails, so again the question is who will empower those good people. Just think about that deeply, I think you may get a good answer or some good solution right in your brain. What Dan Larimer says might be true, but I also equally believe that being a decentralized platform, we can still make it better if we all start working now cohesively in tune to the decentraized spirit of the blockchain technology.
I agree it,is unfortunate. Money talks.