Discussion: Current Barriers to Adoption
I have a rudimentary wiki entry here. I think it's a good idea for us to take a minute to consider some weaknesses in Diaspora, and specifically what prevents the average user from using Diaspora as opposed to other (centralized!) social platforms.
Anyone is welcome to add to the page with general blockers. Preferably, I'd like to avoid entries like "Diaspora doesn't have feature X" or "Diaspora has less visual polish than Platform Y.", and focus more on specific problem areas regarded to decentralized social as a whole, not just Diaspora.