I guess the question is just how heavily weighted is the forging toward the person with the biggest wallet?

I do hear there is a slight bias but let's assume for a moment the relationship is linear and every single Nxt is forging and analyze the ChuckOne and gs02xzz example.

Let's say ChuckOne owns 600,000 Nxt and gs02xzz owns 400,000 Nxt.

Together they have a forging power of 1,000,000 Nxt.

This means that they forge 1 million/1 billion = 1/1000 of all blocks.

Which means on average they forge every thousandth block.

Assume they get 10 Nxt on average per block.

So, per million blocks(which is long enough to average things out), they forge 1000 of them and earn 10,000Nxt. Before we apply the percentage fee ChuckOne earns 6,000 Nxt and gs02xzz earns 4,000 Nxt

Now let's analyze them separately.

ChuckOne forges on his own and forges 600,000/1 billion of all blocks = 0.0006.

So out of 1 million blocks, ChuckOne forges 0.0006 * 1,000,000 = 600 blocks

600 blocks * 10 Nxt = 6000 Nxt.

gs02xzz forges on his own and forges 400,000/ 1 billion of all blocks = 0.0004.

Out of 1 million blocks, gs02xzz forgers and earns 0.0004 * 1,000,000 = 400 blocks.

400 blocks * 10 Nxt = 6000 Nxt.

**Therefore either way they earn the same number of Nxt over a given period of time forging alone versus together. This means the size of the wallet you attach yourself to doesn't earn you more Nxt**

This is because yes, you forge more blocks but you earn a proportionally smaller percentage of those transaction fees.

As long as you could forge with a forger who gets at least say 3 blocks per week (aka has ~300,000 Nxt in his account), then you are making approximately the same amount, it may just be a little bit smoother income if it comes from bigger accounts.

Therefore, there is incentive to lease your Nxt to smaller forging pools for the purposes of network security, but not a whole lot of one to lease your forging power to huge accounts.

One other thing that has been discussed that would probably go nicely with this proposition is that anyone who has more than X Nxt in his account will have his forging power counted as if it was at X Nxt.

X could be about 10 million, meaning even if a forging pool has 50 million Nxt in forging power, it'd be counted as if it had 10 million Nxt in forging power. Maybe you make sure that a forger is paid for all of his own forging power, this only matters when it comes to pools.. though I may say that it should count toward big accounts as well. To be discussed.

What do you think?