As a test, I went to an old post from before the hardfork and I upvoted it. It was at 62 cents before I voted. Presumably my vote made the display recalculate the value in HF21 dollars.
It fell to 44 cents.
I mean, of course it did. This was known. And I can hear folks saying, "18 cents, who cares?" Well, I do. That's a whole steem. I spent $5000 last year to get to 23k steem. I thought I could rely on the blockchain economics to remain constant. I wanted to get to 50k steem in three years, and I figured, if I
Oh, it doesn't matter. It's very frustrating seeing how humans behave. Not just on steem, but everywhere. The people in power tell you to just get on board or be left behind, and while, sure, some people continue to oppose what is bad for them, most go along with it.
I think we need the reverse of what we got. Extra value to posts with smaller value, and take it from posts with larger values. Even the values a bit. That would at least discourage bidbots. It wouldn't solve the problem of not-consolidation. But maybe there could be something else that would do that. KYC, for example. Yeah. KYC for anyone who WANTED to opt in to the rewards curve that gives extra value early. Otherwise, you never get to the top of the curve. Anything to ensure 1 account 1 person. And if people have other accounts, no problem. They just don't get the advantages of voting nicely with them.
Anyways. Looks like free market capitalism is just as broken as we already knew it was. Let's have fun watching society burn!
(I hope I have to eat my words in 30 days. We'll see.)