I have a slightly unusual reason: I’m wary of doing anything where I don’t fully understand the legality of it. E.g. would you be considered an operator/administrator of the system in legal terms if you take part in governance? Suppose something goes horribly wrong - who is liable? I hope that there will be something that convinces me that it’s safe to participate, but I don’t know what that will be. I’m waiting for some sign of legitimacy / recognition. Coinbase adding MKR is a good step in the right direction.
That’s my primary reason anyway, my secondary reasons are all related to not having time to be responsible about doing due diligence on votes and/or auditing the smart contract upgrades.
Assuming that I did vote some time in future:
- Voting incentives wouldn’t make any difference to me, it’s my external responsibilities that keep me from allocating time to voting.
- Having curated easy to read list of arguments for/against each vote makes a big difference to me.
- I would prefer not to delegate my vote, but instead look for consensus among all the known parties that I trust (“delegated consensus voting” perhaps , or perhaps just removing my vote from a previous vote and adding it to consensus on the next one to help it progress )