I'm in bitcoin from late 2012 , when I first enter bitcoin it was for one reason only , freedom , a freedom from centralized authority money controlled by states and banks . that's it . I will not exchange risking the most valuable property of the network just because people think you should be able to pay coffee with bitcoin , bitcoin was meant as I see it to enable one save his savings from the hand of minority controlling the money system . So now their is the notion that bitcoin should handle micro-payments and have low fees , why ? let other coins fill this gap . Until a really large scale solution will come there will always be a store of value that will handle movement of large funds and be safe to use and not vanish one they , It is obvious to me that Bitcoin is the best choice now . I would be happy to see other experiments like BU fork bitcoin and wait a period to see users realize their privacy and freedom taking by big companies , and centralized mining pools , because if you want lower fees and fast transactions something you will have to give back in return and that is your freedom , well you can easily use credit or FIAT money it has no fees at all , but remember what is the main reason you join Bitcoin , don't try to add to it extra features that will harm its top priority one .