There's a complicated interplay of currents going on in the 6 billion dollar BTC world right now. Too intricate to explain here. Googling Segregated Witness, Blockstream, Lightning Network and Block Size Limits 1MB will give anyone an overview of the sketchy forces at play. As someone who has dealt with manipulative and overbearing investors, I can easily see how someone with money
Bitcoin, if managed right, could end up as a part of a decentralized fairer financial system. If it isn't developed correctly, it could just end up being another chain around our necks.
The key is the end user, and how they end up voting with their wallet.