Tim - definitely I think EIP-2930 is a good thing.
We are lucky at SKALE that our contracts are still upgradeable, so we will be able to mitigate this.
Projects invest money in software engineering and audits and optimize algorithms having specific gas fees. When gas fees change projects need to invest money to optimize algorithms in a different way and then do audits again.
We at SKALE feel very pissed because it affects our engineering schedule.
The root cause of the problem that the decisions are made in non-transparent way, community has no way to comment/vote in a way that the comments are heard. The decision to change gas fee should have been made at least 6 months in advance and voted upon.
The core ETH dev team does not treat the rest of the community as customers.
I believe EIP-1559 follows pretty much the same pattern of making sudden non-transparent decisions and there will be much more discontent because miners will lose lots of money. I personally think the decision to burn gas fees is wrong. Many other people think the same, they have no way to vote or affect things.
We did not even evaluate EIP-1559 at SKALE. If will definitely greatly affect our product and force us to re-engineer things. We need time to engineer and QA this.
The way ETH is governed is against the idea of blockchain and decentralization. It is a simulation of democracy.
I believe this increases the hidden conflict where many people are unhappy, especially having that many other projects have great governance and vote.
We have asked developers for a long time to not write contracts that depend on specific gas schedules, as they are subject to change.
This EIP was authored 01/09/2020 and was first discussed in the All Core Devs call 04/09/2020. It’s inclusion has been transparent since it was authored. The ACD call is open to the public and you are more than welcome to join it and share your thoughts on how Ethereum should progress.
As a miner we agree 100%. Just watch what happens over the next few months as we mobilize thousands of miners to oppose 1559. It will never leave the testnet if the devs don’t start working with the mining community to come up with a compromise.
Miners are are able to vote, we can make or break hard forks.