Using a money like a hot potato because of its flaws does not bode well for that money's long term prospects.
Also agree. But it's currently the best choice for privacy as deemed by the markets where privacy is priority.
More darknet markets accept XMR than BTC. The good news is that these markets are always getting shut down and rebuilt so once BTC competes better on privacy, it should be adopted in short order.
Agreed. I never hold XMR for more then a couple minutes so if I get debased in that time, it's an acceptable tradeoff for me.