Sorry for the long winded post.
I personally believe we should implement PtP. I have no doubt some people will find ways to game the system, that’s just life. People find ways to game every system. The fact is, most people follow relatively good ethics in their personal behavior, particularly when it comes to something like stealing money.
Even digital pirates don’t really steal money, they steal goods, and not even “real” goods, but more an ethereal good, as there are infinite copies of said goods. I think most pirates would be adverse to actually stealing money from a system. Most are just young people that simply can’t afford things so they resort to piracy because it is either experience it that way, or not at all. PtP would give an opportunity to make money off those people. Not to mention, gaming a system like this would be a lot more technical than simple pirating. Not many people would even have the ability to pull of something like this.
I completely agree with the people siding with PtP that the enticement for content creators is worth the potential downside of “inflation” of coin supply, as content will drive the network, not farmers. I would be interested to see what the real world value PtP provides in SafeCoin based on the 10% reward structure. It clearly can’t be close to what YouTube offers (somewhere in the neighborhood of $3K USD per 1M views), but an app with a clear donation system could ultimately garner them more money, anyway. Take Twitch as an example. Despite many streamers having substantial subscriber bases, and some even have outside sponsors, people still donate large sums of money to them. Perhaps the gaming community is unique in that, but I doubt it.
Again, enticing content creators should be the number one focus at the beginning of the network. I think with the user base that is aware of the network, combined with what I assume MaidSafe themselves will supply, I think there will be substantial free data storage space.
I’m not going to engage in a political debate here, and I am not saying I endorse his views, but someone like Alex Jones could bring a huge user base to the SafeNetwork, and he currently has nowhere else to go. In fact, the entirety of the conservative minded content creators would probably jump at the chance to abandon places like YouTube, as many of them just got demonetized for no reason (see Steven Crowder), and this will likely continue as mob mentality pressure has caused large companies to capitulate to them. They should be the first people to reach out to when the network goes live, as it could draw millions of people to the network overnight.