As a Curve user, the thing that really turned me off hugely on curve was the gauge weight systems.
Having your APY jerked around by whales week to week (or being forced to change pools to chase yield), plus having to vote on gauge weights constantly and associated fees.
Basically, I really loathe the gauge weight system and I think its dumb.
There is some validity to the idea that inviting massive whales to come in, buy the token, and vote their pools is worth it in the long run for token price, but from a user experience standpoint both as an LP or as a trader, it’s sub-optimal. an LP is getting wildly unpredictable APYs, a trader is NOT getting as little slippage as they would because the liquidity is inefficiently being placed elsewhere because whales votes for it.
I’d like to open a discussion thread about whether or not there’s community support for getting rid of gauge weights (or reducing their impact) - and also of the technical feasibility of doing so (the explanation I got on curve from michwill implied that this would be difficult be not impossible).