Ad hominem posts, blocking SegWit, and lack of code review aside, I think BU causing such controversy is a net plus for Bitcoin.
It highlights the folly which we should not let ourselves fall into, while at the same time, putting a constant pressure to think of more scaling solutions.
I agree that SegWit is a great solution, but since it has been strong armed thus far, it is causing for more discussion into viable scaling solutions, both on-chain and off.
I just really hope that whatever path we take:
- Bitcoin is still decentralized.
- Bitcoin is still usable for everyone.
Whether that balance will require some on-chain and off-chain scaling solutions or not, I think that the most important part of the Bitcoin equation is that governments can not regulate the protocol.
Due to recent stability, I am more and more confident to move more of my assets and do more of my spending with bitcoin.
I can't wait for the day when I can live my life only converting to Kuroda bucks when I need to pay taxes.
Let's continue towards that goal.