Governance is very important aspect of the project however there is an opportunity cost associated with locking TORN in governance. For example: rather than engage in governance an individual could instead provide liquidity to the Uniswap pool and earn TORN rewards. I understand that LPs have some impermanent loss risk. However, the point is that there are more efficient uses of capital than locking it in governance.
Those that carefully review and vote on proposals should be rewarded. The Tornado Cash community is essentially free riding off the work of these individuals.
Should we be providing an incentive for locking TORN in governance?
In the short-medium term this could be paid in TORN from the treasury. In the long term this could be funded through fees generated by the protocol.