Science has never won a politically or corporate motivated decision because humans are flawed emotional creatures that way. MQA, at this point, can not be considered anything but the later. There is no technical reason that MQA should be a thing.
However, it will continue to be a thing because of Tidal’s great love affair with the format. We, as consumers, can embrace that or we can use something other than Tidal. My only hope is that Jack Dorsey, who is a fairly sane individual (my opinion based upon what he’s done professionally), can provide clarity through the love affair and set Tidal on a more honest path here.
On a personal note I will keep Tidal to fill-in the gaps at Qobuz. My next streamer or streamer/DAC will probably support MQA just because it seems everything up in the class of device I’m looking at already supports it. I’m not so upset about this whole thing that I feel the need to boycott the format. I do wish people would stop being so evangelical about it though. It’s not worth it and you’re not helping your cause. In fact, you’re actually reenforcing the fact that this is nothing but a love affair between two companies that you wish more people would fund.