Thank you for this @enginewitty. This whole thing has made me sick to my stomach. Too many good points for me to pick them out. Other than:
Greed is greed.
And, if I had to power down, I would. I admit that I came for the prospect of earnings and stayed for the community (as the mantra goes). I am, though, after some of the crud, hanging around because I'm hoping that Steem does something. That it's plummeting at the moment, my gut says, is partly because of this and not just the usual vagaries of crypto.