ok I spent a few minutes researching more about NXT, it seems to me another quarkcoin/ripple type scam, where the creator(and his buddies) holds vast majority of coins, and only releasing tiny amount of coins, to prop up the price and create an illusion of massive market cap.
Who knows how many of these people are insider/buddies of the creator? or maybe even the creator himself? I hang around alt coin forum all the time, and I didn't really notice this project. Plus who would send 21 BTC to an unproven project that has nearly nothing? only insider and his buddy would do that. Nobody in their right mind would send 21 BTC to this project to become a "distributor" at the start, only a person that is on the inside would do this, since the BTC would come back to him, therefore he's taking no risk.
The "distributors" now start pumping NXT with buzz words like "next generation crypto", "descendant of Bitcoin", plus a whole list of vaporware features that doesn't even exist, and give tiny amounts to everyone for free, and get everyone interested to prop up the price. The whole thing smells like Ripple 2.0, minus the working exchange.
There's nothing new in NXT in its current form, though if the developer come through with his promise of continued development (at least a working decentralized exchange), then it may have some merits, but as of right now, it's just a scam. The announcement post reads like a scam too:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.0