One big reason we bought into this was the lack of inflation, Bitshares is not like bitcoin which is inflationary.
We get interest not inflation remember
. If you add the value of one thing to another say PTS to BTSX to make BTS thats not inflation that's consolidation and that perfectly reasonable. I understand the need for development funds but adding an unknown value to that, at this stage, is beyond messy.
What ever has to be done has to be done quick, when figures like 80% development fund appear you can expect even more panic than before.
Dev's you need to be quick (very), decisive and clear. Your decision must been seen by the majority of shares to be fair, if it doesn't feel fair then there will be no confidence that something like this wont happen again.