There's been a great number of angles approached as far as the funding goes. It appears that each plan will have its own impact on Hubski and how it functions.
I'm beginning to believe that one option stands out as least-likely to warp this cool community. It'll be the one to disrupt relationships and inter-connectivity the least.
Hubski is the fertile soil, in which relationships, relationships built around ideas, grow. We walk away from Hubski finding value in the exchange of ideas.
One must first come and build his/her own Hubski experience before the value is clear. A person must invest time and energy and build relationships first.
I'm thinking of option 2 as a place to start.