My prejudice is that because monero has utility on the dark-web for transactions it's not suitable as a store of value. That's my pre-conceived perception, at least. In trying to understand the economics and governance relating to Monero I came across:
Then if you made Bitcoin transactions, actually everybody making transactions, they're responsible for paying the miners doing their job. In Monero, it will be much like this, it will be continued. First of all, it's not the halvening cycle where you have this disruption from the second ago to now, you suddenly get only half the reward than you got before for the next four years. But in Monero, this is greatly decreasing and it stops at, I think, 0.3 Monero per minute delivered forever.
The popular selling-point for Bitcoin is that as the supply is finite and fixed the value per coin will increase. To my understanding, that makes Bitcoin a deflationary asset. This also fits in with considering Bitcoin as analogous to gold as an investment. At least, Alexa tells me that Bitcoin is a deflationary asset when she is asked.
From my reading of the above Motley Fool article, the rewards will approach a finite and fixed number of 0.3 from which I would infer that mining would become less and less lucrative as time progresses. Perhaps mining should be expected to drop to almost zero, or at least some small number, at some point? If so, that would place Monero right along Bitcoin, to my thinking, thus making Monero a deflationary asset much like gold.
Is Monero an inflationary asset?