In practice, Core does have leaders. How else can it be explained that segwit was merged into the code (even if not activated) with practically no public debate whatsoever?
An Open Letter to Bitcoin Miners
Jonald Fyookball
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It was merged because there were no technical objections to the feature. It is opt-in, and users can choose to use it, or not.

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