Well, lots to unpack here, and I appreciate you taking the time to write out your thoughts like this. Overall I love the passion for (and focus on) transparent, win-win projects, backed by the community and leveraging Hive's strengths that I'm reading here.
To me every project is basically a 'business', whether people openly admit it or not. (I understand some people get upset at such a label, but it's the most appropriate I can think of.) Even a charity is just a business that doesn't operate at a profit. And because projects are run by people, each project is either invested with enough heart, passion, belief, resources, and backing by humanity to thrive, or a project is unable to sustain such investment and dies. I wrote about this more in my 'Business Is Simple' guide, so I won't get into it here, suffice to say that the most thriving businesses are the ones that encourage people to do as you've outlined:
improve on it and feel invested, but they'll also get the most out of the project if you're doing things with the long term profit in mind instead of short term.
And I'd love to see more of this around, whatever form it takes. Thanks for the great read and food for thought man, and huge props to all the projects you've already launched. Psyched for whatever you have planned, and wishing you a great day. 🙏