In the absence of any real action, I turned to the slow motion flavour for a year, to see if I could stand it.
I played 44 games between FICGS, ICCF and LSS. Out of those, 5 had no moves from my opponent, 3 weren't really played (too short) and 3 ended with the other side being disqualified. The score for the rest was +21=12-0. That might entice some to keep going, but the way I see it, this is the worst possible result because it means that out of the 75% of "serious" players (those who at the very least, observe the rules) almost 64% of them don't even use computers, or not very well.
There's also the thing about people dragging games unnecessarily, which is particularly bad when you get 40 days more for every 10 moves, or something like that.
All this, obviously, at the bottom of the ladder, but what's the point in investing years to climb? A 100% draw rate once you face the top players? Or worse yet, finding out they aren't even that good? For example, the guy leading the FICGS__CHESS__WCH_STAGE_2_GROUP_03__000019 isn't really up to Freestyle standards (I beat him in the previous stage). I'm sure there has to be some good players, as I know some names from the Infinity Chess tournaments who happen to be correspondence GMs, but in general, I'd say there's not enough of them to justify all the other boring games you'd have to wade trough. And I'm still unconvinced you can use all that extra time for anything other that drawing more games than you'd do in the fast motion flavour, if that's even possible at this point.