If the goal of the lightning network is to route payments as cheap as possible (i know this is an assumption and maybe not everyone agrees), why wouldn't it be a good idea to just drop the percentage fee? A fee in general is necessary to prevent spamming, that is why no fee wouldn't work. Is that assumption correct?
Is that assumption correct?
Rene points out, that fees are not preventing spammers from spamming the network.
That leaves the question: Why not drop the percentage and keep the base fee?