My criticisms are well known & Ethereum may soon be a threat too.
But from a positive POV. We are within $5 million of no.4, an amount which can come very quickly.
LiteCoin continues it's general long term downtrend and XRP has lost 70% over the last 4 months.
With BitAssets 3.0 + moonstone and a few other positive developments, BTS could be looking like the best option in the top 10 before long.
If BitAssets 3.0 start gaining adoption which I believe a simple to use, reliable and liquid BitAsset will, the rest could be history.
(In the interim, waiting period, especially with the merger releasing 4 million+ BTS per week, we could still decline a bit.)