Question about hardforks

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I understand Monero regularly goes through network upgrades to make it more secure and optimized. I also understand these are technically hardforks as they aren’t backwards compatible. I also understand they are non contentious as an overwhelming majority of monero devs/users agree with their implementation. However, I also wonder if this is a consequence of Monero’s relative size compared to say, Bitcoin. What would happen if Monero’s userbase suddenly ballooned to that of Bitcoin’s, would it be able to sustain this schedule of regular network upgrades? Or would it have to scale back to a more gradual, backwards compatible schedule like Bitcoin, where new features are partially backwards compatible and slowly adopted by the community?