I have always enjoyed Steem and the communities that have been built on the platform. Getting paid has always been secondary to me, truthfully. I enjoy sharing opinions and learning new things from other people. The artists and musicians have opened my eyes to new music and new perspectives on the world while the philosophers have brought new insight to some of the worlds complications. I think the community will grow when there is less policing on the platform and businesses are allowed to pay their employees via upvotes instead of getting hammered for doing so. And, if Steemians hold as much Steem as possible without selling everything they are holding or powering down, then the price should eventually improve as the crypto market improves.