It's sad to see how Steem is totally falling apart with the current rules. I've been a part of MAW for a very long time and even though I've always been quite skeptical about the numbers, they did provide stable small upvotes which I value a lot and made a world of difference. I guess all there is to do now is to pray to the curation gods if you want to get anything going here. I just can't see anyone making it as a blogger now unless they buy 50k SP and start circle-jerking with other big accounts.
Right now unless you give 100% votes to posts you know will reach the non-linear curve, you pretty much get screwed over. It really feels like Steemmonsters is the only thing keeping steem alive right now.