Thank you for your interest in Aeternity.
It is true that I dislike token sales, and I especially dislike how Aeternity made theirs. But, working on a team means making compromises. The other team members are so impressed with Ethereum’s sale that they want to copy Ethereum’s choices.
There had been confusion about my relationship with Aeternity because we didn’t have money until now. Everyone was working without pay. Now it is clear that I am a member of the team that I have been working with since October.
It was my choice to get mostly paid in AE tokens rather than cash.
It seems to me that if the lead developer is confident enough to own lots of tokens in his own project, that gives other people confidence to invest.