The 0.01 transaction is essential to the differentiation of Peercoin, the boundary conditions are essential to the objectives of peercoin as in back bone currency.
The FEE is essential to
 keep it a thin [data/blockchain] and
 encourage large transactions. It is cheaper to make larger transactions, as it should be for PPC.
It’s not really a fee more or a filter. You may note that LTC patched to avoid spam by introducing fees per transaction versus BTC
So many people even in crypto just focus on TPS, Ebay, Amazon etc…this stuff is low margin and not worth much. Largely Just the baubles that people buy and soon throw out or break, or are replaced.
Peercoin is squarely aimed at high value transactions, where the money and value really is. Eg buying houses, currency swaps, balancing the nightly restocking supply points eg banks, atms etc.
Peercoin is a thin chain and focused cleanly on just this. Big value wants this, as clean simple as possible to do one thing way to move value.
Doggy bitcoin, LTC NXT and almost every other coin is all about TPS. They have to be because that’s thier core market, NMC has domain names (though many others offer that as well)
Only Peercoin is directed to Backbone to the point that most even in the Crypto community don’t get.
It’s not a vote a poll or anything else.
No dis repsect to Lumierre, but his/her comments are prototypical of most of crypto
https://www.peercointalk.org/index.php?topic=1471.0 see here.
PPC is not just POS, another important innovation of PPC are the boundary conditions out of which emerges the mechanics of the backbone object.
This really really needs to be understood.
Also the Hardware side is just a not issue, you can run on a Rasberry Pi.