Thanks for the article!
Could you explain a little more what improvements you saw in the past 3 years with the topic "conflict of interest"?
I expect osm to become wayyy more relevant to businesses in the next 20 years, and as such I feel the pressure to control map data and osmf will increase.
I always use the way described by GOwin and upload all my recent POIs in one changeset. After all, thats the idea of changesets.