Mind boggling. Nobody but Rune even mentions bitshares. Kind of reminds me of the early BTC years, when you pretty much couldn't find anybody that understood, let alone were patient enough to try and understand. Bitcoin required such a radically new way of seeing things, it took a few years for people to wrap their minds around it.
Bitshares seems to be in the same boat right now. Though this time, I think the realization might come a bit faster...now that we have marketing teams paid by the blockchain!