This is not directed at anyone in this thread, this is just where I guess I’m posting my mini-rant. lol
For me the point that is completely lost amongst the noise is this, and it’s extremely important and simple to grasp.
The Chia team owes you NOTHING. Zero. Zilch.
They birthed this project as is. You have chosen to participate in a very new concept with zero promises of getting rich yet so many people are irate because WHEN LAMBO!?!?!
The team has been 100% transparent and clearly were caught off guard by the popularity and resulting growth. They also clearly had no idea that XCH would debut at the price it did. I think most of us that were waiting in antici…pation were optimistically thinking $100 tops. Both of these factors are beyond the team’s control and again, they owe you nothing.
You either believe in the long term viability and benefits of this project or you don’t. The devs owe you nothing. This isn’t Robinhood, this is a legitimate project led by some heavy hitters. It’s easy to sit back and complain, it’s hard to contribute to make things better. That requires more than going into CC debt to clean out BB of all the Easystore drives and running a client on your PC.
If all you want out of this is your lambo, then I suggest that there are better projects out there for you to support and better ways to make a quick buck.
SlothtechTV made a great point, if you get nothing more than new knowledge out of this experience then it is well worth it. Personally it forced me to learn Linux, how HBA cards work, how to format cheap 10k Netapp drives from 520 to 512, how to create RAID arrays in Linux, and all sorts of other cool stuff that I probably would have never learned had I not been forced to. I want to thank Sloth for this. I wish everyone on youtube had content as helpful and easy to understand as his.
All that being said, the Chia team still owes you nothing. Accept that. Adapt and overcome or just move on.
TLDR: Nobody owes you a lambo, stop complaining.
That felt good to get out