You may find this useful. Let's avoid ad hominem attacks.
Everybody should consider reading this table if they really want to have a productive discussion/argument. I know I like to be sarcastic and satirical at times, but when it comes down to it, I am on the side of what's best for the product we deliver.
- There is compelling argument for changing the name - By re-branding the name we may open markets that are not perceived as illegal activities. Coincidentally, those actually using it for any illegal activities do indeed get obfuscated by the increased volume of transactions.
- Is DASH a weak name? What about a name makes a business successful? - Please do not make me reference all of the information that you can find on this very thread without even needing to touch Google, but there are many companies with weakly perceived names that are successful. A complex name is hard to remember. Simple has benefits. Hell Xerox is simple enough that it, like Google, are used as verbs for photocopying, and using an internet search engine, respectively. PayPal is quite popular despite it's shortcomings. Dash can become powerful as we make it or whatever name we choose. What we do know is bad PR, such as being perceived as only used for illegal activity is a bad for expanding into more numerous legal markets.
- Rebranding-- What affect will it have? DRK/DASH or whatever has always been used for any transaction, legal or illegal just as every currency has. If a Dollar could speak, it'd tell a story of so many uses you'd be mindblown, but that's only for legal tender... Oh no. It seems no currency is devoid of nefarious users, but we can distance ourselves from the perception of nefarious users to bring on more expansive economy.
- Nothing is certain, but continual change for the better is how businesses grow. Those that become complacent with the status quo tend to fail. In the cryptocurrency market where innovation happens everyday, we have nothing to gain by not continuing to mature with the markets. We must remain as competitive to old and new crypto alike.
Just my 2 -.. .- ... ....