I understand the goal of making ZEC accessible to more people. The post doesn’t make it clear how you intend to go about this specifically, which creates uncertainty. Uncertainty inhibits investment - maybe that is the aim here.
Generally I’m not convinced GPUs are more accessible. For example for many months earlier this year it was impossible to obtain GPUs because of global supply shortages.
There are also benefits to ASICs. They lock-in miners to the coin more-or-less whereas GPU miners can rotate through. They’re also far simpler to setup for someone that has never built a computer (most people).
Presumably no one is supporting GPUs for emotional reasons from growing up gaming, we’re all just wary of centralising hash. I’d be interested to here thoughts on approach taken by Grin community which is ultimately ASIC friendly but in way that is designed to foster competition. For example can there be investment in an open source hardware design?
Theoretically I understand performance can be improved with POS but there is a big engineering cost to implement POS plus various risks. If POS delivers towards privacy mission it’s a valid expenditure of resources but if POS is tangential to privacy the effort should go towards something else - there’s always an opportunity cost.