Whatever decision will be taken to affect the power down period, its implications need to be thoroughly considered. We are not in the first year of Steem anymore to experiment without much thought about consequences, and SMTs are almost here. Community keeps saying focus should be on more adoption, and that will probably be the case. More mainstream people going in, a (more) responsible platform we need, especially regarding funds. Security for mainstream users is paramount.
On the other hand, if a new (big) investor looks at crypto as a whole and sees many top coins fully liquid and some not as liquid, but considers the whole crypto (which is not so big) as an asset class, the investor will choose the liquid investment in most cases, since he/she already takes a risk by investing in crypto. Just trying to get into their heads here.
I haven't made my mind about the proposal either yet, not that my vote will shift the balance either way.
Great (positive) post!