People who are new to crypto are very confused when it comes to Ethereum Classic. Why would another currency pick the name Ethereum? If it is Classic, then why is Vitalik not supporting it? The Wikipedia article now covers the history aspect of ETC pretty well, so I don't need to repeat it in full detail. Instead, I would like to focus on the merits of Ethereum Classic, why I think it is worth developing for, and the areas where ETC dev teams should improve if they want the chain to survive.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://rados.io/state-of-ethereum-classic/