Improvement proposals for Minor Grants and the ZCAP

Not necessarily.

You don’t market things in the bear market, because no one is listening. The trend is your friend.

That’s because development for a development based protocol is/has/will be underwhelming under the current leadership.

You are falling for the proverb of putting the cart before the horse. The same reason why the Zcash media grant was (and still is) totally nonsensical. How can you promote something that has people every other week wondering where their funds went?

Zashi is a political move by ECC to justify their dev fund slice.