The point of my post was that the reason of downvoting doesn't really matter. Downvotes are proportional to the stakes the downvoters have. By investing in Hive/HP these users get the right to participate in distributing the rewards.
And these rewards come out of the inflation on the Hive/HP they have. This being a DPOS protocol, the stakeholders can decide anytime to remove rewards all together if they find no value in it.
The beauty is that most see the great value in people, communities, and the Hive community overall.