I don't think you have insulted Roger Ver and Erik Vorhees yet. Perhaps you can call their wives fat in your next blog post and then all influential bitcoin leaders will be motivated to see bitshares fail.
Your seriously killing me right now.
I took out the criticism of their economic perspective out of respect for your opinion. I certainly tried very hard to attack the ideas and not the people, but obviously not everyone is able to separate an idea from their ego and thus could see this as a personal attack.
I could actually tell you were trying. I suffer from the same.... I am going to call it "I would rather be right than happy" syndrome as you, that is why it is so easy for me to spot. It is actually quite ironic given the post on subjective value.
I know you are right in that you attacked the argument.... but without understanding the normal persons perspective and how they value their ego, you won't be happy. In this case happy means getting the support of the entire bitcoin community so they are cheering for us in the same way they are cheering for open bazaar or Maidsafe.
Our technology is better.... We are right... but far too many people would rather see us fail because of this problem.
I think you are the smartest guy in crypto, but you are holding yourself back a lot with this little people skills thing.
I certainly do not mean to be condescending but if you own this learning, and make this correction in your mindset, instead of begrudgingly changing your post out of "respect for my opinion" you will notice the difference immediately. It will feel like the tide has turned and all of a sudden bitshares is swimming with the current.
Btw, I think Vitalik is like us and won't even think there was an insult in what you said, but his legion of loyal followers will think your a dick and cheer our demise and not our success.