I see growth in Ethereum. It is hard to measure this based on the blockchain, a lot of transactions before has been hackers attacking too cheap operations, some has been more or less spam and some has just been people playing around.
But I am starting to see some actual use. Just from my own perspective, 12months ago I had sent 0 transaction to people since genesis, last months I have actually sent like 5 transactions. And I keep hearing similar stories:
When I need to send money to my geeky friends I actually prefer to use ETH over BTC today because of fees and times. And I assume many more people have the same preference.
It is true that very few places accepts them and no killer app is out. But that is how everything starts. And right now Bitcoin is full and a lot will start to spill over. Then we have enterprise, raiden, golem, augur, zero wig-casinos, IPFS etc starting right now.
I have been in Ethereum since before the crowdsale and I have never been more bullish than right now.
Imo if you want to understand ETH vs BTC you should try to buy them and withdraw them and after that it should be pretty clear that
1. Ethereum is not as polished as Bitcoin yet
2. Ethereum is so much faster and cheaper right now
3. Bitcoin has a lot lower friction than dollars when it comes to buying things online
Then there is the main story about dapps and how different dapps can work together to create very complex big system, each taking care of something that is needed in a very large process.