I'm just the molefish but I gotta say; at least with Dash I get the open style blockchain with the option to private send. I'm a bitcoin user in a large way, I essentially live off of it... but I got attracted to Dash as it retains the basis of what BTC is doing, yet has a friendly way to provide additional options.
I see it as the potential digital money of the people where I see BTC as digital gold.
Think about it this way... if you have a shift to metals based economy then if only gold is considered all the little guys are screwed. Yes, some things would be better, but we still need a money of the people something truly useful to us as end users... this is why silver is so important.
Well, in the crypto space there is a similar dynamic occurring... there's no point in whining that Dash isn't like other coins... The bulk of the population are white list, good actor type users and Dash can serve us well and preserve privacy. Also don't even try to claim Etherium or LTC can fill this role, we can discuss that later in other threads to be sure if necessary...
I don't know everything there is to know about it, but the idea that Dash could be digital cash and BTC can remain as the crypto flagship actually entails a type of long tail view that could end up being not only beneficial to the overall space but also to Dash enthusiasts.
I think getting some of the newer cutting edge vending companies to take on Dash at the same time they begin to integrate bitcoin would be wise as it'd actually work better for the end user for that use case... yet many of these companies are already working to integrate BTC as a payment option on their new smart machines but Dash would be better for that... so yeah I think if people can push this in the right direction along side some of the other happenings with BTC then Dash's advantage would be easy to see and capitalize on to be sure.
As for the original poster I feel like it's a myopic view of the situation. I plan on backing Dash util I have a reason to do otherwise, just like my other interests and investments. I will need more options of how I can use it in the relatively near future to stay committed to be sure... but there's no reason why I can't try to help cause that to occur... after all that's part of the beauty of this whole idea!
Sorry to ramble, just sharing my thoughts on this before I sleep...