The article below is a translation of an article I wrote originally in french.
Why write this now ?
This article is NOT for the blocksize debate veterans that have been around for the last three years. They have already most probably heard this argument a thousand times. I hope this article could help the newcomers or those that are not here yet, but will join us in the years to come, to understand what is the small blocks stance. In fact, I don’t like much to label myself a small blockist, as I think while the debate has been centered around this very specific issue, the divergence of view is much deeper. It is a mistake to consider it a mere technical issue, and it is no less a mistake to consider it a matter of taste, as if some people prefer their blocks big or small as they prefer their meat rare or well done, and you can’t tell who is right or wrong.