The top image is a price chart of bitcoin in 2011. The bottom image is a current price chart of bitshares.
Bitcoin experienced a 5.5 month, 94% decline in the second half of 2011. Bitshares has so far experienced similar, although a bit longer and not quite as deep. Bitcoin then embarked on a bull market and I believe bitshares could experience the same as it has by far the best model of any other 2.0 project out there, at least as far as market pegged assets go, which has enormous potential. We may see another dip or two to complete the bear, but it looks like the worst is over. We shall see.