Since the time I joined steem, people have always been complaining about bid bots. I never had any issues with them, they were run like a business and provided value for money. But i guess people didn't like the selling and maybe believed that they should get all those votes for free.
Well now you have got you wish. Latest HF has made bid bots useless and they are shutting down. But guess what you are still not getting those votes for free, those bot owners are cashing out. Powering down and selling their stake. I would have done the same. There is no reason to own a depreciating asset.
If you think steem price is in toilet now, wait for a little longer and you will crave todays prices. I see all the optimistic posts about how people are buying and powering up but they don't have any real reason for powering up except for price is down. You know how they say, don't try to catch a falling knife, well do yourself a favor and don't. I have been burnt too many times to know the true meaning of that quote.
Some people won't like my negative outlook but i someone gotta say the truth.
P. S.: Any if you are wondering why I am still blogging, this is a post to collect my accumulating sbi and other votes and I don't like charity so it has my random thoughts.