Not shocked at the disarray
I have been going through a difficult move over the past few months, so I have not been able to follow Steem/Steemit much. After making a serious effort to use the platform, I had long decided that it was basically an oligarchy that was not designed to reward high quality content, or consider the feedback of its users. Now I have a bit more time and come back to find even more disarray. I am not surprised at all. While this was an interesting experiment, its design is fatally flawed by putting too much power in the hands of too few. It is like our real world on steroids.