Take the following example:
On a cryptocurrency exchange with a maker/taker fee structure, the buys are listed as
1.030000 btc - $ 2103.89, 409.2138 btc - $ 2103.67, 44.23384 btc - $ 2103.53, ..., .., .
And sells are listed as
101.0300 btc - $ 2104.01, 79.21638 btc - $ 2104.21, 2.233874 btc - $ 2104.97, ..., .., .,
And let's say the exchange charges .3% for a taker fee and .001% as a maker fee.
Now as I understand it, the only way for the market to market to move is for takers to come in and purchase (maker) orders that have been placed on the books. Why would someone do this, when you pay significantly less fees by creating liquidity (a maker order)? Do people decide that they have to be the sacrificial lambs and eat the taker fees in order to get the market to move? I just don't understand what incentivizes someone to eat the taker fee, rather than just wait for either someone else to move the market up a little bit to hit your order that's on the books (either stick the sell in at 2104.01 or the buy in at 2103.89).