A few things to consider:
1) DigiByte is only going to be PoW. Jared has made infographics stating just how much better it is, and he's not the kind of man to do an about-face. Just go to the DigiByte website, under Blockchain, you'll see "Where does DigiByte fit into the blockchain industry?". So it's not about to become some hybrid with PoS.
2) adding a cap to GPU mining etc would only encourage botnets. Look at VertCoin and why they did their latest algo change.
3) It's not ASICs driving price down, as mentioned the trading volume vs new DigiByte mined, that just doesn't make any sense. People are emotional, as you can see by a large number of the recent posts here. People want news, they wanna be cuddled and wrapped in cotton wool and told "Yeah, good job about your investment, you keep hanging onto those coins!". People forget that the tech is still insanely solid, the dev committed, the vision is there, and the price will eventually follow suit. A wise person with a long term vision would see now is definitely the time to double down on your holdings.
4) Everything takes time, and developers who can assist are more welcome to jump on Telegram and say hi and lend a hand.
5) Algos are already being investigated. Anybody who's been around for more than 5 minutes knows that security and distribution are at the heart of DigiByte. GPU mining will definitely be on the cards, hopefully for a few algos, and CPU mining is being looked at also. PoW though, no staking. Any suggestions or constructive feedback is most welcome, though again Telegram seems to be the place this is being discussed more. We've seen discussions oddly enough in the Marketing channel, as well as the mining channel a few times. Please join us there and say hi.
6) Groestl mining isn't profitable for GPUs, but Skein still isn't too bad. The Baikal miners are definitely better off mining Groestl based coins, as they're roughly 5* the hash power of a GTX1080Ti on Skein, but like 15* the power on Groestl. A bunch of people I know who were mining DigiByte on Groestl are just switching to Skein and that's been fine. Others are mining something else and simply exchanging for DigiByte through Bittrex, Shapeshift, you have a myriad of options (Haha, just not Myriad-Groestl, I made a funny...).
Keep in mind the sky isn't falling, Algo swapping was on the cards for a while now BUT it's a big change and we need to make sure that we choose a good set of Algos so we don't have to fork again a few months down the track. Just look at the DigiByte website, under Roadmap, it's been there a while now and the team are well aware of it.
So hang in there. Mining may be a bit interesting for a couple of months, but, with over 100,000 downloads of the DigiByte Core Wallet since the latest version in April (I think it was April?), Shows there's a LOT of people out there interested in, and using DigiByte. The project isn't about to be abandoned, it's chugging along at a steady pace.
And as always come say hi in Telegram, and if you've got algo suggestions we'd love to hear your reasoning behind suggesting them, along with reasons why they'd be ASIC resistant, and be good for helping spread the security of the DigiByte network.