Currently, in (D)POS and the current Baking system that Tezos conducts, voters delegate their votes to a specified ‘baker’. This creates an imbalance, with many bakers having a high % of votes.
To gain a specific amount of votes, isn’t necessarily based upon how ‘good’ of an actor one is in the ecosystem - by taking part in governance and contribution. additionally, votes are sometimes earned through marketing, lowering fees to beat competition.
I propose a following model that will increase incentives and expect more ‘small-time’ node operators to spring out, who would just like to economically run a node and have a concrete say in governance.
A model where all delegation is put into a pool and this pool evenly spreads out votes across all nodes depending on the node operators collateral as a % of the entire collateral of all the nodes.
What this does essentially is, make Node operators fight to lock in the most collateral, whilst at the same time, creating a level playing field to earn votes.
Of course, this would have to entail a max cap % of the delegator taking rewards.