I have a history of using cooperative storage systems (or partly cooperative) with the first having been Symform about 8 years ago. Much of what has been published about storj indicates a lot of thought has gone into its design (something that Symform lacked) but the online estimator has a major issue that should be addressed. Currently, it indicates that I could earn $770pa by providing 0TB of storage at 200/35 Mbps with 100% available bandwidth. Providing 1TB of storage only increased the earnings to $781pa.
As you can see the estimator’s math(s) is basically broken meaning that it is rather hard to rate the rest of the project. The most over the top example given is seen by setting bandwidth to 200/200 Mbps, while offering zero storage for which it estimates over $4,400pa.
As for why I care - firstly because I wish a project like this to succeed and secondly because I would use the expected income to partly cover the cost of upgrading my internet link and for personal storage costs. At the moment it is clear that the estimator’s numbers are meaningless.