To underline this point, we should acknowledge the fact that 90% of the tokens were distributed in advance, so only 10% stays in rotation. This means that the exchange rate is for the most part or even fully controlled by the token creators.
If you think about it, SOL is most profitable to the users who own 100k $SOL and more, since the fees for voting are quite high. And with low transaction fees, the demand for $SOL as an asset could be lowering as well.
There is one more thing that doesn’t fully align with claims of a secure and stable platform: Solana implies in its marketing strategy, that the transactions will never be stopped. Yet there have been incidents during one of which, the network was down for 17 hours