Issue #397: Refine the message, lower acquisition costs
At what point do people point at Bitcoin and say, "Well, it looks like this thing isn't going away anytime soon, or even ever"? When will the world expect Bitcoin blocks being produced roughly every ten minutes to be as expected as the sun rising every morning?
Issue #311: Bitcoin wasn't pre-mined
So Satoshi definitely wasn't mining alone in the early days. Though, the number of people participating in Bitcoin during the early days was definitely slim. These early pioneers mined and lost a crazy amount of bitcoins before Bitcoin entered the planet's vernacular in earnest.