The arguments for BoostPOW are all straw man arguments. No one debates that the handicap principle is involved in the BoostPOW mechanism. The arguments against BoostPOW are higher level than that. Successful Boosts are a lot of hard work that the end user can easily abstract away and not care about. All they see is money in, upvote out. Who cares if miners engage in mutual genital stimulation while arranged in a virtual circle?