The only reason I am writing this is that I have enormous respect for you and would hate for you or any other person here to leave.
From my vantage point this whole space is large enough to fit every different combination of views. By far the best way to move forward is to stop comparing one structure to another…Stop applying a “fairness” judgement filter and focus on what you have to offer to the community.
Yes there will be projects that will get funded before yours, there will be decisions made by CF that won’t satisfy everyone.
Imagine you are selling bread in a small market. Your neighbor is selling a slightly different one and has more customers than you. Now you could do two things:
Study his process, find out he puts less flour in his bread, which is clearly below your standards and tell to everyone “he puts less flour in his bread!” Or
You could learn what sells, why. What’s important and what’s not and improve your recipe or better yet beat your competitor in his game. Maybe in the process you will learn that the amount of flour isn’t as important in creating the good taste as say the origin of the yeast.
Strategy 1 will get people’s attention, no doubt. It may sway a customer or two but in the long run it will damage your reputation because no one would want to tell you anything, no one would want to sell anything next to you and most of all those who you attacked, will retaliate, engaging in a war of words.
So instead of selling bread, which you both wanted to do, you just waste your time fighting… after a while the public won’t know who started what and will avoid both as, let’s face it, untangling these things requires a cognitive burden that could be effectively spent elsewhere. So people will take shortcuts. They will avoid both.
They are in the market to buy bread… and guess what? New players will enter the market who will say we are not these two.
The power of this community is in its diversity and in its tolerance of different views. Just like people’s taste in bread, these views will find their audience.
There is no reason to fight as this isn’t a zero-sum game.