For good conversation, don't talk about money, religion and politics :-D The irony that some people came to dash because of the hostility in bitcoin! But having said that, I think you'll find, the higher the profile a coin, the more criticism you'll see.. after all, it is money... But I think people separate their money from politics; people may have very strong / hostile political views, but it doesn't stop them using US dollars. As for MN distribution, I've seen pages showing the distribution by hosting provider and by voting, but I couldn't find those links again.. so if someone else can help, please do. From what I remember, duffield has 300+ nodes (and still asks for his 5 dash back with each proposal!).. and there are a few devs with 100+ nodes. Half of all nodes sit on top of amazon (centralisation), and a list of public IPs for all nodes is always available (ready to be blocked at a moment's notice). MNs basically take the hit to protect end users privacy.