Having everyone share isn't enough on the Fast Track Network / Kazaa.
We still need sources to connect to that link us to those files. Those sources are supernodes. Without supernodes, we can't find the files we're looking for.
Although sharing is a very honorable thing to do, because without it we wouldn't have files, I need to ask everyone for a little more. Nobody stresses the fact that 5 to 10 supernodes die every day because of people updating Kazaa.
Version 1.3 and below had the supernode option enabled by default, but in the most recent versions, supernode was disabled because people were complaining about the excessive CPU usage that goes into Kazaa.
But most of us now have decent systems that go above and beyond the current software requirements.
Most of them are twice as fast as the government's servers of 1996, so CPU usage isn't a problem, since most of us aren't rendering 3d animation while Kazaa is running.
Benefits of having more supernodes:
+ A more widely dispersed network that links more files and sources together.
+ Localization of servers (the closer together the users, sources, and supernodes are, the faster data can be sent and recieved)
+ Having more nodes creates a better interdependence between users and sources.
What this all means: FASTER DOWNLOADS.
So be a supernode if you have a fairly decent system.