The governance participation is really low. In some cases there have been only 5 votes, in others a low double-digit number at most. Even tough I follow the proposals with interest and staked my vBNT, I never voted so far since the gas cost is just too high. Given my small bag of vBNT, it is simply not worth it for me. I think many others feel the same way.
Please consider moving to gas-less snapshot votes as many other projects do. This would allow small fish like me to voice their opinion and boost the governance participation by a fair amount.