After one week i spent in steemit, my observations are it is the reflection of real world. Rich become more rich powerful become more powerful. Who just born without support will almost have no chance to survive. Whales have reality of canada newbies have reality of kongo.
What i observe in these short time there are very good bloggers who has 1 upvote per post because huge majority only focus for giving post or give some upvotes for whales with small hope to get some hand. Most of the content dies in the stream.
However, how beautiful the story started; i loved the cheetah so much. I don't know if it is magic but it catches everything if you copy content from other website the time you will get caught is about seconds. As a data engineer i can say that it is a big achieved challenge.
I think they can give more chance who is newbie to introduce themselves more. Or maybe steemit again would find some other magic solution for new potentials. Otherwise in future whales might support only whales and it will become small community sharing platform.