Ether cant work because its run by a bunch of unprincipled establishment tools who want nothing else than to make money by acting as gatekeepers and paying themselves too much for what amounts to a bunch of high in the sky misapplications of the blockchain technology. Im sure the developments of the Ether team will help us better develop future Blockchain solutions but they will be peer to peer, fairly distributed and limited to a few key applications like voting systems reputation and of course as an alternative peer validated currency of which Bitcoin
is the best. If Ethereum
is to work it will need to get less expensive so as to make using the network less expensive and the devs admit this. Ether is therefore a terrible store of value in the long run. Additionally you can do all of these things on a turing complete sidechain with Bitcoin
and the two way peg. Bitcoin
is therefore better distributed, fairer, and a better store of value than Ether who's economic model is untested, highly centralized and subject to change.