> did we need the hard fork to protect ethereum from being exploited or just to recover the DAO tokens?
It’s the former. I understand your position, and it’s interesting to notice that the fork was only possible because the funds were locked inside a child dao, so a theft like bitifinex would not be reversible in Ethereum either. I don’t think forking for this reason is a scalable solution and I doubt we will see it again.
My point was mostly about the blaming and pointing of fingers, I don’t think it’s 100% the DAO coder’s and investors fault — even thought we can disagree on the solution.