Myabe my first post on this account shouldn't be so bitter... but honestly, can't think of good things to say. This account was created thanks to @steemmonsters, and I was actually curious to see how was the experience of joining steemit as a complete newcomer after HF20.
And... it's just insane. Not because we start with 0 SP, or the low RC, since I haven't tried to post or comment yet so I can't say how quickly it goes down. But, starting with 0% VP? Not being able to do a single upvote? (Yes, I know being with 0 SP the upvote would be useless... but still!).
Either I'm missing something, and completely making a fool of myself... or the HF completely screwed the experience for a newcomer! Bear with me for few seconds: someone that never tried steemit before, opens an account, realises he/she can't do a single upvote, has very limited possibility of interaction with other users... would you see this person staying for long? I don't.
Something needs to be done. And after trying a completely new account, this seems completely clear to me now. Wishing brighter days ahead for newcomers and tiny fishes here!