Putting profits first means putting the community and protocol development first, and they have.
Did you not see where the panel had no effect on the outcome. Why do you keep bringing up the panel?
The governance process over Zcash’s protocol improvement is important. The vote confirmed that the majority of stake holders in the community, myself included, don’t actually care about ASIC-resistance as an all-or-nothing principle. It did have a big influence/impact.
thousands of people were not
The option to join and vote was completely open and transparent for anyone here to join. It was that way for many months. If users don’t care enough to make a simple request to join a voting panel, they can’t then expect to make much of an impact by shouting their point of view. I agree that we need more than 64 members voting, but my concern now is that those who are self-interested will try and game the voting system with fake accounts.