Regardless of one’s opinion on block size, the fact that we now have an alternative client is good for Bitcoin’s resilience. There is no longer one point of failure in terms of client development. I hope more Bitcoin clients will be developed, all with minor differences yet aimed at reaching consensus. Sure this will lead to more minor hiccups when consensus now and then fail (read: forks) but sporadic minor forks are good for safety, in my opinion. It will make Bitcoin more antifragile.
For Counterparty problems like daily reorg would hopefully be resolved. Now every Counterparty node is down/busy reorganizing twice a day. This is because of an issue with Bitcoin Core. More clients, more solutions to choose from.
Your thoughts on this?