I’m also a Loopringian of 2017 vintage. Aged well
Ok, pardon the mash of words.
Personally I think the marketing is quite lacking but I also understand why it’s been like this. Engineers be engineers. However, it’s definitely time to put emphasis on marketing. Loopring 100% needs fuel in the engines, and that fuel comes from users.
I also think the wallet app is absolutely fantastic and ahead of it’s time. but… for me personally I think it’s damaging the adoption of Loopring since prospective users are getting hit with the huge cost of activating a wallet app, confusion sets in, and wondering why Loopring is cheaper over competitors.
I feel the wallet should have a pro and lite mode. Pro being the smart contract / social recovery etc and lite with features that involve no L1 costs (or minimised to the maximum). This will allow users to onboard frictionlessly and entice them to the bigger features of the wallet later down the track further improving user retention. Might not be possible but imo this is better than a wall of costs that sours the relationship from the get go.
Regarding AMM LP mining, I think the short term isn’t the answer for growth. Yes it gives hype and does bring onboarding but we need long term benefits for the bigger liquidity providers - it’s a hard answer, but right now I feel Loopring is a bucket of water sloshing around as they jump from pool to pool as the rounds go by + the costs of getting in/out is expensive for the small-med users for this time period. Also users are lazy, they do not want to keep revisiting something they setup only a fortnight ago.
Re concentrated liquidity, we need to keep competitive, esp vs Uniswap v3, and stay ahead of the curve (pardon the pun). I think products like BAMM and multi-routing swaps etc are fantastic and cannot wait to see them in production.
Apologies for the rush answer, time contraints suddenly cropped up, but wanted to put my thoughts down. Will add more later!