October was not a disaster. The software has been improving the whole time and it's still the same rank on coinmarketcap.
I agree with you. Peopel on this forum who understand what is going on agree.
But to everyone outside, bitshares is a mess now.
That is what we need to fix, quickly, with a marketing campaign to promote a clear message and re-explain to everyone what is going on with bitshares.
In my opinion, the "disaster" pronouncement was incorrect. October was a good month for BitShares; there just wasn't a lot of demand due to this merger. People on the outside have seen the price stagnate and fall a bit, but stabilize. They have no idea, nor do they care, about internal squabbles and allocations. As soon as the user-friendly features and marketing campaign are ready, it will take mere days to reach and surpass where we were before.
Also, don't underestimate the effect of the PeerTracks fundraiser on the BTS price. BitShares Music's fundraiser started on October 6, has raised almost 1000 BTC in just over one month so far, and ends December 5th. Good for them; I have donated and am thrilled at the prospects.
Now considering that this was a period where the BitShares community knew there would be a bit of a lull in BTS(X) anyway, until the user-friendly features and marketing campaign come online, don't you think it's likely a fair number of folks 'invested' spare cash in the Music fundraiser instead? If you injected 1000 BTC into the BTS market cap, that wouldn't magically send it too much higher, but just imagine 1000 BTC worth of buying activity on these exchanges in just over a month and what effect that would have on sellers, market movements, and psychology. The volumes on these exchanges are still quite low overall and amenable to leveraging.
Just watch what happens on December 6th.