Agreed, out of 1000 people who want to talk about crypto, maybe 1 is the cryptography PhD who is in it for the tech, and everyone else is trying to get rich before the whole thing pops.
Some cryptocurrencies, tokens and NFTs are more useless and waste more energy than others.
Cryptocurrencies are here to stay and some of them will be abandoned. Thus, as painfully admitted by the author, it is getting harder for them to ignore it; hence this rant.
Then, the $2,699,580,856,745  question is, do you trust your government and banks to a reasonable degree?
Looks like a lot of people have voted with their wallets.
 At time of writing, market cap of all known cryptocurrencies/tokens on Coingecko.
Hmm, but is the vote they are casting "I don't trust my government" or "Give me big ROIs"