If you have a look at the part about the voting market vs content creation, the reality is that every account that's solely lending voting power is self voting at 80% efficiency on things that are guaranteed to be mediocre (votes that are bought). I do not vote at 80% efficiency (that is, internalize 80% of the value of total my voting power)
My self voting is just visible. My steem was bought to invest predominantly in myself, as well as help the community. But lets assume that deserves no sympathy. The question then is this: is it better for a content creator of my caliber to continue doing what I'm doing, or to be a passive vote lender described above?