Very well written @neavvy
It's important to bring more awareness about the future of STO. Just like @crypto.piotr mentioned before - the current market will be most likely bleeding out until we reach the point, where the new wave of trust will bring solid investors into this market.
And let's face it. So-called "smart money" will not invest in ICO knowing, that most of them do not follow regulations and can be shut down any moment.
STO is definitely the way to go and building awareness is the best thing we can do.