BTC is a valuable asset, and the main use case is collection. Because BTC is valuable, some people are willing to accept it as a payment. So bitcoin is only used as a payment method by a small group of people.
So as other cryptocurrency. ETH is a cryptocurrency too, and it is a programmable money. So ETH can be used in more use cases. But what matters is that, cryptocurrency is an asset firstly and programmable secondly.
So those pay enough effort to make the cryptocurrency valuable, is more likely to succeed, and a good money supply mechanism is an essential factor of a successful cryptocurrency.
AE need to pay more attention in money supply design and marketing to make AE currency popular.