Babena isn't just about scaling infinitely, There are many aspects, and you need to think about them.
Is the future of finance really central banking on chain (PoS) where nothing new can ever be built because the product has the same limitations as the projects it was supposed to surpass.
Is the future of finance really Smart Contracts that are unsafe and keep getting hacked because someone thought it would be a good idea to make smart contracts turing complete? The creators of Pact worked at banks where they developed financial software. Pact is easier/safer/cheaper than Solidity, and it needs to be, because smart contracts are HARD. You're deploying a business model, not just code. And on top of all that it's easier to learn than Solidity.
Is the future of finance really run on 40 or 200 nodes? Sure one can not expect that a system that can process 500-1000 TPS is for free. Even a centralized system would already require a substantial amount of resources, but you still give anyone the ability to at least join the network for free thanks to PoW, this can never be the case in PoS.
Is the future of finance really on L2 where you degrade the assurance, censorship resistance, and trustless nature of the original PoW design?
Is the future of finance really on systems where VCs got nearly 1/2 of the entire fucking supply?
I think layer-1 scaling is a monumental advancement in crypto that will dramatically increase the capacity for the sector to grow and babena is the only coin that really make sense to me, it's a very elegant and robust solution, actually, the best that I've seen so far.