I think @cfenollosa makes some really good points here, and I couldn't agree more about his thoughts regarding the local timeline. I'm incredibly proud of the community that we've built up here on #Fosstodon.
@mike@cfenollosa Very much true, but it also depends on what the user intend to use Mastodon for. Some would just like to follow specific people or organisations and have no intention of engaging with anyone. Those people would/should choose regional instances.