@21 You answered my critic yourself in @19:
Once we have two north-south downtown transit tunnels, we can add another north-south route, and it only makes sense that the northbound portion of such a route would go straight up through Belltown, Fremont, Wallingford, Greenlake, and Greenwood. Asking residents of those neighborhoods to reject ST3 in the interest of bring light rail to them is kinda like telling a high school student who wants to be a doctor that a bachelor's degree is a waste of their time.
How long will it take to get those routes? How many initiatives ST4? ST5? ST6? I'm sorry, but fuck that shit. Seattle needs those lines and those stops today.
Oh, and take your condescension and shove it up your ass.