I keep bringing this up, because nobody else seems to:
PtP is indispensable for service providers.
All of us use Google or similar services, because information is useless unless it is found. One may argue that curated lists can be a substitute, and I may agree that they can – up to a point, when maintaining them becomes a burden, or when they get abandoned, etc.
As I outlined in a thread, there will be ways to build sophisticated search features on top of the Safe network that are on par with those running on the clear net, but they will require posting a large number of SD blocks. In other words, operating this hugely beneficial service will cost a lot of money for the provider.
PtP solves this problem beautifully:
- a provider uploads a lot of data, and pays for it
- if the community finds this data useful, it starts using it
- provider gets some coins, can upload more data
- (optional) provider can now pay for rent, send kids to college, visit the maldives (while it's still above sea level), etc.
If there's no PtP, there's no way to reclaim the costs of posting all that useful data, so it will never happen: we basically outruled the very existence of a whole class of services that are crucial for the success and usefulness of the Safe network. Not good.
Before somebody suggests "oh but they could just raise funds or accept tips!" let me ask you: out of the (possibly) few dozen successful search attempts a day, how many times do you go like "wow, I got good results, let me see how I could support this search engine with my money"