@vincent Yes, entirely agreed about the danger. Mastodon isn't for me, personally, since I match the Micro.blog model so well. Also thankful that so many non-silo, non-corporate options are gaining momentum.
I've seen people making comments about the differences and essentially understanding the rotten parts of the silos for the first time; finally this is happening in greater numbers.
I totally forgot about the lack of ads, which is hilarious. Life here on Micro.blog has reset my expectations to the pre-silo days.