If other projects are able to provide better timelines it is just a reflection of them having much less innovation. That is not an advantage on the bleeding edge.
If it is quick and easy to make then chances are it won't have as much value and it will have much greater amount of competition from other projects trying the same thing.
Being in the top 10 or top 30 is just a reflection of being easier to understand for the masses.
I don't mind that very few understand maidsafe. We don't need them to. We don't need any investors to ever buy into maidsafe. The coin can skyrocket in value without anyone needing to invest their money in it. That isn't true of any other crypto that I know of.
All of your points and concerns are irrelevant in relation to fundamental value investments. The market does not need to understand the software before it is released, nor do they need a timeline, nor does risk increase in any way due to the absence of a date-stamped roadmap.
As I said, you are clearly a trader and NOT an investor. If you want dates it's because you are working out where to sell and move your money to the next train. So your priorities are very different to any investor, who is simply looking at technology value and risk/reward profiles over the long-term.
I absolutely agree that from what you've said you should sell all of your MAID Bob. It does not fit your mission to simply hold a coin for 1-5 years. There is no post-launch roadmap/timeline either.
As I said before though, historically investors in crypto (and nascent tech in general) have shown much better returns than traders, so I guess we'll see what the right play was in a few years.
Maid is a lot of work to understand. Thankfully users won't need to do any of that work. They'll just need to 'use' it, not understand it or invest in it. The implications for it will become obvious to everyone post-launch.
We all knew this crash was coming didn't we?! Maybe not quite this big and this soon, but what goes up... It doesn't matter though, give it a few weeks and everything will be different again.
I'm not worried by these pan-crypto drops, just give it time. Speculative markets are crazy... just ride through the rough water out to the smooth-sailing that can only come from real world utility.