Very encouraging thoughts and statements!
Yes, I think it is possible for steem rising again, perhaps not to the moon in one single step, but 0.5 to 1 USD is likely until the end of 2020.
I'm strictly against the shortening of the power down period to 4 weeks. Steem needs long term investors, not "day traders".
A better idea is (in my opinion) setting two rules for new accounts:
- no power down during the first year without power up at least 10k steem
- 100% SP payout during the first year
The second one is to build a long term relationship to our community
Have a nice day. You in person are one of the best assets of steem - and one of the major reasons why I believe in steem.