According to Stefan Brands: "I think the big problems are ultimately the trust issues,” he says. “There’s nothing there to back it up. I know the counterargument, that that’s true of fiat money, too, but that’s completely wrong. There’s a whole trust fabric that’s been established through legal mechanisms."
It ends on a note of irony and pathos: "It’s not the individuals behind the code who matter, but the code itself. And while people have stolen and cheated and abandoned the bitcoiners, the code has remained true."
When we finally figure out a way to reconcile principles and outcomes, maybe then we'll find peace:
Principles vs. Outcomes Part I
Principles vs. Outcomes Part II