All whales are potential attack vectors. We dont need whales for Hive to work. They are an artifact in a system that doesnt require them or need them for any function. Whales over time can be bought off if they sell their private keys to someone, and we wouldnt know it. Especially whales who never say anything, we have no idea of how many Justin Sun might own or someone else.
The best way forward is to encourage people to buy more stake and ask whales to powerdown and sell their stake to have less centralization.
I know others dont like to hear that because we glamorize wealth(whales) and it feels good to get a big upvote, but my points stand.