RE: What Is YOUR Vision For Steem?
"Steemit is the next evolution of social networks where participants are rewarded for sharing their ideas, experiences, and knowledge, instead of a company running the site."
Everything else is infrastructure, buzzwords, and aspects that everyday person probably should not care about (ex. blockchain, distributed network, cryptocurrency, etc.) and need not be part of the narrative.
Simply put, Steemit is a social network and we must focus on what makes a great social experience. Usability (interface, features, reliability, performance), reward (visibility, connectivity, financial incentives), and growth of new users (value of a social network is the square of the number of users).