I had a feeling we'd agree on this one @simplymike! :)
The whole decentralization issue is a myth and used to keep people blinded to what is being done. Basically the HIVE/old steem leaders are willing to blow up Steem since they didn't get their way, and somehow we are supposed to accept that being ok. It's Justin Sun's fault, pfft... from my perspective this is about the leaders wanting their way, not getting it, and taking their ball and going home so no one can play.
I don't have a problem with them starting a new chain, I don't however think it will be as successful as they think it will. Its the same group of people running things we witnessed for the last 2 1/2 years destroy the old system. They don't see that the problem is with themselves and the way the power was structured, so I doubt it will be any different over at HIVE.
Happy birthday again and hope you have a wonderful rest of your birthday weekend!!!