This announcement has caused a huge rift in an otherwise extremely well aligned community, and everyone knows why...and they know why their 'side' is right and the other 'side' is wrong.
...wait a minute...how and why did we go from all being aligned to being on a particular side? Well Ryan's identified a problem and proposed a couple solutions. I put some thought into this and followed the chats for a little while and realized that I really didn't know as much as I thought I knew about exactly how crypto-currencies work. That was a pretty painful process, and in the process I was really pissed off that these people could be so silly/dumb. I was using metaphors and the principles of economics to educate my audience, and they wanted to use unrelated or false metaphors/economics to educate me...and of course nobody was interested in being educated. Sound familiar? Sound silly?
There's a lot lost in the semantics. This fight is about PoS vs PoW. PoW is technically one cpu, one vote, right? Some forms of PoS require having a node running 24/7, so wouldn't that qualify as PoW? Could we just CALL it PoS / PoSE (like the MN Layer)...and hence PoW? Even if the PoSE requirements are extremely low (or just enough to run a node initially) wouldn't both 'sides' of this get onboard with that?
DASH has been focused on building a community environment and that's the only thing that's going to get us through this...there's already countless forks and founders who've left in super selfish ways....there's not a lot of places where guys have their decision making figured out enough to keep the community together. So if we can do this and make a decision in a relatively short amount of time ...that would be really freaking impressive.