Greetings dear friend @xpilar.
There are two aspects here that made me reflect:
Powerdown. I have recently seen a couple of powerful accounts (+ 350K SP) that are currently in powerdown. These accounts gave me a lot of motivation, since seeing an investor placing this amount of resources on the blockchain showed great confidence in the project. Now I can only think that they plan to retire.
Downvotes. I believe that this great power that has been put in the hands of all users must carry a great responsibility for use. This is not happening like this.
We can find numerous accounts with a recent creation date, which are dedicated exclusively to downvotes.
Are flags necessary? Maybe yes. But its use must be related to a solid motive that supports it.
The downvote process should perhaps also have a statement of reasons, where its implementation should be justified.
Your friend, Juan.