This is a good example of paralysis by analysis. My thinking boils this down to the heart of the matter. You’re looking to increase any amount invested. Sure providing network storage to help the SAFE Network grow, and contribute to an amazing new platform that upholds our privacy, but at the end of the day, you’d like to see a return on your investment too, right?
Thinking like this, it’s a no brainer to NOT buy safecoins now. Mathematically, you would capitalize on the price per maidsafecoin after launch (ex: buy 10,000 for $220 now, or buy 2,000 for $1,000 later), whereas if you waited, you would have let’s [absolutely hypothetically] say you get 1,000 safecoins for farming in the first two months. Waiting to farm, you’d generate less safecoins over time when the value is many times higher. Truly successful investors adopt before the masses even realize its existence, and this is especially true in the crypto-currency space.
Having said all this, you need to act quickly. Get your exchange account validated, transfer moola if you haven’t already, and buy maidsafecoins on Poloniex as soon as you can, because “the ants are coming”. The day they officially switch to testnet 3, I’d say we’re looking at a bare minimum 10 fold increase in value compared to today’s price [2 - 3 US cents]. In practice, the value will step up more and more, and every week or so, you’ll think “Darn, I should have bought some earlier.” From a purely investing standpoint, this industry gives a whole new meaning to “penny stocks”.
Nip that paralysis by analysis in the bud @leicka and carpe diem.