I noticed that on other bitcoin/crypto currency forums Bitshares hardly ever gets mentioned, and most people still don't even know about Bitshares yet. Just an observation.
Yes, practically no one actually knows about bitshares.
Of those that do, only a small percentage of us actually understand the bitshares ecosystem at all.
So far we have had a beta product and virtually no marketing at all. Somehow this got us to #4.
I guess the one thing we do have is some very hardcore believers.