I see Steem as being the worlds first and foremost social forum on the blockchain. It's got the first mover advantage and as long as we can add new features (like SMTs) we can hopefully stay ahead of the game. Notice I said "Steem" rather then "Steemit". I would like to see the use of multiple front ends, and eventually a complete local front end to this unique forum. The Vessel client is the start of this, so I hope to see it developed more.

For MSP/PAL, sometime I wonder if they are trying to do too much, to be all things to all people. A tall order, but if it can continue to be a minnow friendly place that aids newcomers then I'll be happy with it.