Upvote everything you post if you want to and give zero shits about anyone who's got a problem with it I say :)
It's funny to see all this stuff coming into fruition now. I, along with many-many others saw it coming and made posts about it (which practically got ignored... big surprise) and now look at what's happening lol.
You made an interesting and I think extremely accurate remark: steemit is in it's infancy.
I think it has to go through it's awkward stage and grow-up before we really see what it was meant to be. The question is however, will it get there or not?
I hope so, but that's really up to the people who are a part of it to determine.