Personally I think the 21 milllion coin idea satoshi had was a pretty good way to get people involved in Bitcoin. By making sure everyone knew there were a limit they would feel like it could be a lot more valuable in the future. I think satoshi released bitcoin not to create wealth for himself but to actually push an idea out there, and he has been very successful at that. But there are a lot of people who criticize his 21 million coin decision, saying its not fair, that its ridiculous. I know from the solidcoin days some supporters wanted an economic model which was deflationary, a fixed supply that becomes more rare over time. I never liked that model for SolidCoin (which had a different aim than btc) because I knew that the common person who is from the current debt slavery system will never understand it. I also think an ideal currency is one where the value of a unit doesn't change. I think the common person wants that too, they want 1USD to stay 1USD in a years time, not to be worth 0.95 USD. I think the problem with the 21 million coins in Bitcoin only comes about if we are to consider Bitcoin becoming hte defacto world currency, which a lot of supporters think it will. If we consider Bitcoin a rare commodity, like digital gold, the 21 million coins isn't such a bad thing. What do you think?