When I first got involved with Cryptocurrency, there were two coins : Bitcoin and Litecoin. Things were easy to understand and there was no doubt that a lot of hard work was put into these coins by the developers.
Over the years, a few more coins were released based on Bitcoin or Litecoin, with some minor tweaks and improvements. Still with hard working developers who had an entire future planned for their coins. The future looked great and it was anybody’s ballgame.