Lol @ the continued use of "backdoor decision making" as if someone is doing anything underhanded.
Part of the problem is that Stan went and started making their thoughts public, then they went back, changed them and currently not following through.
That is the exact definition of backdoor decision making, not sure what you are laughing about. There was a long and detailed public discussion leading to consensus. Then "some people" decided to reverse course, in private, and with no input or explanation to the community.
They take input from community, but they act themselves. The phrase implies they are doing something underhanded amongst themselves to benefit themselves. That just doesn't seem to be the case at all. You seem like you're trying to spread more FUD than anything.
I shouldn't have laughed, but I just feel the urge to be a bit rude back when I see people implying that something malicious is happening here. Like I3 is doing this to benefit themselves. That is what you were implying. I think the approach they're taking is for everyone's benefit.
Here is a list of issues switching over
Resources to test from POW/momentum -> DPOS = large.
DPOS's wallet isn't even finished yet.
Several major exchanges would have to stop supporting PTS if the change happened this instant.
PTS would be in chaos with 2 forks going forward. Unlike most forks where the old fork is obviously dead, that won't be the case here.
All the support resources that would be taken away by this.
As I alluded to previously, there is a distinction. With PTS/POW it was all mined into existence. All they did was release software. Now you are asking them to allocate PTS. Think of this in terms of how laws might be applied in some country somewhere. Having it mined into existence is a lot better position to be in.
It is a minefield and I3 doesn't have infinite resources.
I really really wish PTS wasn't so screwed up either. I just don't know why you would want them to change it over right now. It should probably have a hard fork fixing the difficulty issue sooner than later if nothing else.