There's a lot of wisdom in the OP, I sure hope BM & the devs think long and hard about that.
It's also important for the BitShares shareholders to reflect on this when it comes to delegate voting. There have been a significant number of new delegates "running for office" recently, several of whom are quite new to the community. None that I've heard are lacking in the vision & passion department, but we need to ask ourselves, where is our focus? Is it on growth or making our product the best it can be?
We all have individual talents & skills to offer, and that's frankly great and truly awesome to see. Which marketing delegates should the shareholders vote into place? Should there be a higher priority given to gateway / light wallet dev teams? Those are all up to the shareholders and the blockchain to decide.
Regarding the OP, the BitShares user experience will be shaped primarily by the core devs & BM's leadership; they're the ones making decisions that the rest of us have to work with.