You give yourself waaaaayyyyy too much credit. There is NOTHING currently linking the price of Maidsafe to the success or lack-there-of of the SAFE Network, the technology, the company, the devs, David Irvine, this forum, moderators (even the bad ones). The price of Maidsafe is also not impacted by the loudmouthed teenagers with cool monikers playing Warren Buffet on Polo with their cafeteria lunchmoney, the amateur hour shortsellers, the Mayor of Troon or the second cousin to David Irvines neighbors brother.
Currently, and for the foreseeable future, the price of Maidsafe will be determined, and completely manipulated, by technology and a few well positioned earthlings. This is normal and a completely acceptable state of affairs. Traders, bots, shorters, hodlers are the DNA of financial markets and some are necessary evils. Will it always be this way? I think there will be a rapid and violent change in fortunes (think ether) for all bettors once the network is in place. Smart money will displace legitimate manipulators with the most lacking of all Maidsafe sentiment "longterm".
Good music analogies though.